• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enque (Fr. encre)—Low L. encaustum, the purple-red ink used by the later Roman emperors—Gr. engkaustonengkaiein, to burn in. See Encaustic.


In literature:

Leaning up against the ink-pot there was a photograph.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
He started to his feet as he spoke, upsetting the ink-pot over his own copybook and also over Kitty's white-frilled pinafore.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
On my return I found the ink-pot full.
"Eliza" by Barry Pain
He began in a modest way to collect ink-pots.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
He began in a modest way by collecting ink-pots.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
A ledger for recruits' names lay open, with pens and ink-pot ready.
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
First thing you know it will be slipping in to your ink-pot and corrupting your manuscripts.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
But a prairie home is a terribly busy one, at times, and it's idleness that leads to the ink-pot.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Simon put down his quill, closed the lid on the ink pot, and blew on the parchment to dry it.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
An ink-pot with pens is at the other side.
"Evangelists of Art" by James Patrick

In poetry:

Then, suddenly, the creature dropped
Heels over head, and downward flopped
Into the pot, and floundered in the ink.
I calmly thought, "He'll drown, no doubt";
But presently he struggled out
And sat, once more, all dripping, on the brink.
"The Insect" by C J Dennis

In news:

A pot of the squid ink orecchiette is something to die for.