from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inkhorn; an inkholder.
  • Pedantic: same as inkhorn.


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  • Ink, from his cracked ink-pot, indigo rivulets and dribbling deltas …

    David Mitchell’s Brilliant Misstep

  • Like a good little toady, I slipped out of the saddle and gathered them up, and without thinking set them on the table and put the ink-pot on top of them, to hold them steady - a simple, ordinary thing, but I heard an exclamation, and looked up to see Duff Mason, one of the infantry colonels, staring at me in surprise.


  • Lady Hester accepted it, smiling to herself as she dipped the end in the ink-pot.


  • If the cost of a reproduction were too prohibitive, I would love to have a still-life composition of an open book, an ink-pot and quill, an empty birdcage you'll understand why when you read the book!

    Dream Covers

  • Sir George is an expert at least, he knows these races: he is not a small employe with an ink-pot and a

    Vailima Letters

  • Soames arrived on the stroke of time, and took his seat alongside the Board, who, in a row, each Director behind his own ink-pot, faced their Shareholders.

    The Man of Property

  • But this little tempest in an ink-pot got me thinking about my own workshop days.

    Workshopping Workshop-workshoppy prose

  • Swift his “large silver standish, consisting of a large silver plate, an ink-pot, and a sand-box.”

    The Journal to Stella

  • Everything on that page spoke of another time: the strokes that depended on the ink-pot, the words scratched on the thick paper by the tip of the nib, the rugged feel of the paper.

    The Shadow of the Wind

  • 'See to it that there are scrolls and brushes and ink-pot in one of the packs.'

    River God


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