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A small reservoir for ink. Also called inkstand.
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a small container for pen ink, often let into the surface of a desk
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a small container for ink.
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Noun1.inkwell - a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dippedinkwell - a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped
well - a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
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[ˈɪŋkwel] Ntintero m
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[ˈɪŋkwɛl] nencrier m
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[ˈɪŋkˌwɛl] ncalamaio
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(iŋk) noun
a black or coloured liquid used in writing, printing etc. Please sign your name in ink rather than pencil; I spilt red ink all over my dress.
ˈinky adjective
1. covered with ink. inky fingers; Don't touch that wall – your hands are inky.
2. like ink; black or very dark. inky blackness.
ˈinkpot, ˈinkwell nouns
a small pot for ink.
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Around him all was darkness, a darkness so deep and so black that for a moment he thought he had put his head into an inkwell. He listened for a few moments and heard nothing.
The why and the wherefore of that scorpion--how it got on board and came to select his room rather than the pantry (which was a dark place and more what a scorpion would be partial to), and how on earth it managed to drown itself in the inkwell of his writing desk--had exercised him infinitely.
Visitors will be able to see the grand banking hall with its three huge chandeliers, and the goblin tellers with their inkwells, quills, ledgers and a pile of 200,000 Knut, Sickle and Galleon coins.
Rarer examples were manufactured in porcelain for the tops of sealing wax seals, while slightly larger versions doubled as inkwells.
Inkwells, The Future of Tattoo Shops, Has Arrived in Southern California.
In addition, my ungainly technique caused the sharp pen points which we dipped into actual inkwells nestled into the desktops to rip into my rough-grained, lined practice sheets.
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I think it's the tangible link fountain pens, so-called eversharp pencils, inkwells and the other accoutrements of a bygone age conjure up to the individuals who used them.
And to keep children entertained, the museum will be running its popular Step Back In Time workshop with the chance to write with a dip pen using old fashioned inkwells and have a go at pounds, shilling and pence arithmetic, fill in a replica evacuee label and identity card.
According to the auction house, the desk is inscribed with 'AH' and includes inkwells and the Nazi crest of an eagle and swastika.
inkwells, Vicks VapoRub and Milk of Magnesia bottles