from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An absorbent pad of felt or other porous material for holding and supplying ink to hand-stamps and other printing and recording devices.


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  • Craig had provided himself at the local stationer's with an inking-pad, such as is used for rubber stamps.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Bunter immediately produced a small inking-pad and roller, and a number of sheets of smooth, white paper.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • The Edison universal printer, as it virtually appears in practice, is illustrated in Fig. 1 below, from which it will be seen that the most prominent parts are the two type-wheels, the inking-pad, and the paper tape feeding from the reel, all appropriately placed in a substantial framework.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • He also originated the idea of using only one inking-pad and shifting it from side to side to ink the type-wheels.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • "If you will kindly oblige us by laying your fingers on this inking-pad and then lightly on this sheet of paper, I think I can show you an answer."

    The Poisoned Pen


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