• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Inking-table a table or flat surface used for supplying the inking-roller with ink during the process of printing
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  • James Joyce
    “No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.”


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:

The party assembles round a table with pens, ink, and paper.
"English Satires" by Various
He should also have a work table that a little glue or ink will not injure and a carpet that has no further use in the household.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
They were shown into a room where a tired-looking man bent over a large, ink-stained table littered over with papers.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Tables, pens, ink, paper and envelopes have been supplied in abundance.
"The Colored Regulars in the United States Army" by T. G. Steward
But scarcely had he sat down at his table and dipped his pen in the ink than he was disturbed by a singular noise.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
Pen and ink are on the table.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
On the table, which hung on hinges from the for'ard bulkhead, were pen and ink, also a battered log-book.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Bringing pen, paper, and ink, he sat down by a table and wrote several names.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Mr. Lincoln seated himself at his table, took up the pen, dipped it in the ink, held the pen a moment, then laid it down.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
He drew his chair up to the table, pushed his ink-stained fingers through his curly brown locks, and looked around him.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade

In poetry:

Then something comes into my head
That makes me stop and think:
She's on the table, the quadruped,
And dabbling in my ink!
"Little Elfie" by George MacDonald

In news:

We've been giving a lot of virtual ink to the problem of food insecurity lately — the challenges people face when they frequently can't put enough food on the table.
Michele Keele's pen ink sits next to her home light table.
Michele Keele's pen ink sits next to the light table in her home calligraphy studio Nov 19.

In science:

The fits achieved to H α using our final models (i.e. with ˙M obtained from C iv λλ1548,1551) and models with ˙MV ink are presented (see Table 3 for the corresponding values).
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem