• 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
Does the book exist in the pot of printer's ink?
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Sir George is an expert at least, he knows these races: he is not a small employe with an ink-pot and a Whitaker.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dorothy sighed gustily, took her ink-pot out of its well, inspected it, stirred it up with her pen, and placed it on the top of her desk.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
The stubborn monk hurled his ink-pot at his head and went on with his dismal reformation.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Flitterwing lost no time; he darted into the ink-pot and sat down on the ledge.
"Fairies I Have Met" by Maud Margaret Key Stawell
His majesty's bureau was a table covered with pens, paper, half-burnt manuscripts, and an ink-pot; beside it was a sofa.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
When Mears had left her she fetched an ink-pot from the mantelpiece, opened a drawer, and extracted pens and note-paper.
"Mrs. Thompson" by William Babington Maxwell
Is it my fault if they possess slate-pencils, and ink-pots, and First-Lesson books?
"The Flower of Forgiveness" by Flora Annie Steel
An 'ink-pot' must always be ready at hand To write out the names of the parties I strand.
"With God in the Yellowstone" by Alma White
Chitragupta was born of a dark complexion, and having a pen and ink-pot in his hand.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell

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.