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  • n. A pot for holding ink; inkwell.

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  • n. a bottle of ink


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  • I fill my mind with whatever happens to be the contents of a room or a railway carriage as one fills a fountain-pen in an inkpot.

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  • Meanwhile, a crust of inky shellac forms on the rim of the inkpot, welding the lid onto it like cement ...

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  • Some people get lovely images of their favorite writer slaving away over their typewriter, keyboard, fountain pen, quill and inkpot, what have you, sweat glistening on their brow as they waffle back and forth over whether the dog should be a retriever or a Labrador, or if that comma truly needs to be there.

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  • She dipped her goose-feather quill into a jade inkpot, drained the red ink along the side, and unhurriedly marked a circle around the black tent the eunuch had pointed out to her.

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  • Holland looked up from his desk—a stained deal table across which were spread a dismantled pistol, paper and inkpot, and a range of small tools.

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  • He opened the inkpot and dipped the quill into the ink.

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  • “Question one,” I said as I dipped the quill into the inkpot and wrote the number.

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  • He looks up from his seat at the table, his quill poised over the silver inkpot.

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  • Somewhere, I've got the opposite -- a Concise Oxford Dictionary inscribed, "Lent to someone, until such time as he shall return it and retrieve his pen and inkpot," or approximately that, and dated Oxford, 1943.

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  • The lawyer set down the inkpot he had brought in, and whipping a clean quill from his pocket, presented it ceremoniously to me.

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