Inkhornism

Ink´horn`ism


n.1.Pedantry.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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You are currently perusing an inkhornism. That's an old word (known as far back as the 16th century) for a composition by a hack writer whose worked often "smelled of the lamp" - meaning it was overworked from too much burning of the midnight oil.
39 As Nashe was quick to point out in Strange News, the "emperor of inkhornism"'s hostility to Greene's charms could be blamed on the disparity between Harvey's over-education and his artisanal parentage; the passage is quoted by Hyder E.
This study makes an interesting contribution to early modern English theatre studies and to the debate on Bakhtinian carnivalesque Coronato's writing is at times very subtle, but at times difficult to follow: it is hard to believe that a native English speaking editor could have accepted such obsolete baroque inkhornisms as 'coacervate', 'mordaceous', 'erubescent', 'edulcorated', and several others.