from The Century Dictionary.
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His costume, in fact, is a boy's duffle great-coat, very threadbare, with a hole in it, and buttoned tight to the chin, where it meets the fragments of a parti-coloured belcher handkerchief; on his feet are list-shoes, covered with snow, for it is a stormy winter night; and the trousers -- some one suggests that they are inner linen garments blackened with writing-ink, but that
Under these conditions the writing-ink and various solutions all over the place froze, and, when the night-watchman woke up the shivering community he had many clamorous demands to satisfy.
One bunch of bedewed yam-leaves was then laid upon every inkstone; and with this dew, instead of water, the writing-ink was prepared.
The coffee was very like black writing-ink, and, having been made for a long time, was barely tepid.
Ink. -- Excellent writing-ink may be made in the bush.
To make 12 gallons of good common writing-ink, use 12 lbs. of nut-galls, 5 lbs. of green sulphate of iron, 5 lbs. of gum, and 12 gallons of water.
Cranberries from China; feathers and down from Russia; hides, pulp, writing-ink —”