from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inkstand; also, the receptacle for ink in an inkstand.


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  • But not in so much closure that he couldn't draw on his prodigious memory to quote Cervantes' Don Quixote and tell me, "The next time we speak, Make haste; tell me all, and let not an atom be left behind in the ink-bottle."

    Jeff Kelly Lowenstein: RIP, Gary Adelman

  • Now, a private pen or ink-bottle is seldom allowed to be in such a state, and the combination of the two must be quite rare.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Miss Hervey came up again, and demanded an half-pint ink-bottle which they had seen in my closet.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Reaching home he went up to his bedroom, shut the door as if he were going to be seen no more in this life, and taking a sheet of paper and uncorking the ink-bottle, he began a letter.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • It was flowing like a stream, well spelt, the work of a man accustomed to the ink-bottle and the dictionary, of a man already called in the parish a good scholar.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • Finally, when he was dressed, he produced an ink-bottle and inked the skin of his ankles where it showed through his socks.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Armiston daubed his thumb with the ink-bottle cork, and stamped it on a sheet of paper, making his own thumbprint.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • He was sitting at a wretched little table on which there was nothing but a morsel of blotting paper, a small ink-bottle, and the paper on which he was scribbling.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • What riches of gray roof, of white wall, of glossy green, or embrowning foliage in the city gardens the prospect included, one should have the brush rather than the pen to suggest; or else one should have an inexhaustible ink-bottle with every color of the chromatic scale in it to pour the right tints.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • He blacked his boots with tar, wore three pens behind his ear, and a glass vial tied to his buttonhole with a string instead of an ink-bottle: ate as many as nine pies at once, and put the tenth in his pocket, and wrote so many slanders of all sorts on

    How the Two Ivans Quarrelled


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