Sling ink

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sling ink (slang) to write: to earn one's bread by writing
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Etymology

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.

Usage

In literature:

They can sling ink, they can.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
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In news:

When he was one month old, I helped hang a gallery show at the Ink People with him in a sling and then stayed for the opening reception.
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