Indian ink


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Indian ink

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India ink

n
1. (Dyeing) a black pigment made from a mixture of lampblack and a binding agent such as gelatine or glue: usually formed into solid cakes and sticks
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a black liquid ink made from this pigment
Also called: China ink or Chinese ink
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Indian ink

n(inchiostro di) china
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Apparently about twenty-five years of age, she was tall and broad-shouldered, with shoulders that sloped; yet though her neck and bosom were ample in their proportions, her skin was dull yellow in colour, while her hair(which was extremely abundant--sufficient to make two coiffures) was as black as Indian ink. Add to that a pair of black eyes with yellowish whites, a proud glance, gleaming teeth, and lips which were perennially pomaded and redolent of musk.
The view from my Lady Dedlock's own windows is alternately a lead-coloured view and a view in Indian ink. The vases on the stone terrace in the foreground catch the rain all day; and the heavy drops fall--drip, drip, drip--upon the broad flagged pavement, called from old time the Ghost's Walk, all night.
He got up, held it close to my eyes: and I read, traced in Indian ink, in my own handwriting, the words "JANE EYRE"--the work doubtless of some moment of abstraction.
He drew from under the table a sheet of strangely scented yellow Chinese paper, the brushes, and slab of Indian ink. In cleanest, severest outline he had traced the Great Wheel with its six spokes, whose centre is the conjoined Hog, Snake, and Dove (Ignorance, Anger, and Lust), and whose compartments are all the Heavens and Hells, and all the chances of human life.
Of that cynical theory this was a very subtle and a very scornful application, flouting in its own words the very spirit of ruthless revolution, embodied in that woman with her white hair and black eyebrows, like slightly sinuous lines of Indian ink, drawn together by the perpendicular folds of a thoughtful frown.
Following his retirement, Indian Ridge went on to sire a whole host of top-class horses - including the brilliant mare Ridgewood Pearl and a subsequent Royal Ascot heroine in Indian Ink.
Laura Smith in S2 created a gouache paintingthat features a swimmer performing a front crawl over a reef and submerged diver, whileYasmin Robinson, S3,chose to create a frozen landscape using chalk pastel, Indian ink and sponged paint.
With an estimated market size of 232 million tons, valued at about INR 54 billion ($830 million), the Indian ink industry has grown at a CAGR of more than 8% in the past 10 years.
Dad would then do them in Indian ink and send them back to the offices, where the colour would be put on.
Nigel Twiston-Davies (pictured) 59 trainer of Earth Summit & Imperial Commander; Jimmy Lindley 81 rider of Aggressor & Santa Claus; John Joseph Murphy 55 trainer of Newmill & Pout; Raymond Tooth 75 owner of Indian Ink & Punjabi; Patrick Payne 41 rider of Tie The Knot & Northerly; Trevor McCarthy 22 rider of Fortune Pearl; Kevin Hodgson 56 rider of Polly's Brother & Hallgate; Robert Kington 60 rider of Sonny Somers & Bladon; Brian Toomey 27 jockey; Adam Carter 29 rider of Almaty Express & No Poppy; Oliver St Lawrence 51 bloodstock agent; Pierce Brosnan 63 actor (Murphy's Stroke) Please notify birthday greetings to us at least one week before publication
Indian Ink for demonstration of Malassezia pachydermatis in tape preparations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his 'Make in India' philosophy to Mint Street exhorting the Reserve Bank of India to ensure that currency notes are printed on Indian paper with Indian ink.

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