inkiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inkiness the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inkiness The state or quality of being inky; blackness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inkiness The state or quality of being inky.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Inky

Usage

In literature:

Inky black shapes flitted back and forth through great clouds of dust, each carrying a basket on its head.
"A Woman's Journey through the Philippines" by Florence Kimball Russel
The night was inky black.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
The boy was just in time to throw up his hands to protect his eyes, as a torrent of the inky fluid deluged him from head to foot.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
On it came, outstripping in speed the fastest express train, the sea in front of it inky black, whilst behind it was all as white as milk.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
Through the inky blackness of the clouds the moon shone out fitfully, Streaking the road with flashes of light, pale and shadowy.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
An inky sky overhung the battlefield and all it held.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
To say that the night was very dark would not give an idea of the inky obscurity in which we appeared to be sailing.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The lightning often showed objects around as clearly as at noonday, and the next moment all was inky darkness.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sky was full of ragged inky clouds, with fierce lights on the horizon.
"Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The heavy vines clustering completely over the structure made the interior of an inky blackness.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

And the inky smoke
Ruinous did rise
From the village burnt
To the cloudy skies.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
Song-birds darted about, some inky
As coal, some snowy (I ween) as curds;
Or rosy as pinks, or as roses pinky—
They reck of no eerie To-come, those birds!
"Lovers And A Reflection" by Charles Stuart Calverley
Quick treble bells begin at nine o'clock,
Scuttling the schoolboy pulling up his sock,
Scaring the late girl in the inky frock.
I must be crazy; I learn from the daisy.
"The Calls [unfinished]" by Wilfred Owen
As nought cou'd do the Syrian Leper good,
Unless he bath'd in Jordan's limpid flood:
So nought can cleanse man from each inky stain,
But the Lamb's blood, that for our sins was slain.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
My door reached, gladly had I paid
With stammered thanks his courtesy
And theirs, but ne'er a star could see
Of all Heaven's ordered cavalcade.
The inky pools naught held but shade,
Fine snow drove West and blinded me.
"The Companions" by Ivor Gurney
Then quickly from the pot he crawled,
And, ere I could prevent it, sprawled
Upon the map. I cursed at him in vain.
And as he went, and left behind
Long, inky smears, all crossed and lined,
He chanted this preposterous refrain:-
"The Insect" by C J Dennis

In news:

Well, it wasn't a perfect week, but Inky did climb over the 800-win plateau with a 7-1 mark.
The year of Inky Webb.
The calendar says yes and Inky Webb is ready for a super year.
Inky Poster Can Actually Lay Down the Funk.
Shiraz Cabernet is inky and delicious.
Related Stories for Inky Johnson through the years.
Former UT football player Inky Johnson is happy with his life's path.
His eyes are inky red.
Sometimes it feels like your mascara 's waging a smear campaign against you, with inky black smudges that broadcast tales of late-night drama.
InKY Reading Series presents Katerina Stoykova-Klemer and Alyssa Knickerbocker.
Shiraz Cabernet is inky and delicious.
Rob Arquero in his Fremont tattoo studio, Inkies, March 17, 2010.
Norfolk — Sonny Moore, the 23-year-old better known as Skrillex, wears his hair in long, inky knots.
Its deep, inky color and intense, jammy taste have made this red wine one of the top sellers around the world.
Inky Poster Can Actually Lay Down the Funk.
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