inkiness


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ink·y

 (ĭng′kē)
adj. ink·i·er, ink·i·est
1. Having the color of India ink; black or very dark: the inky night sky.
2. Colored or stained with ink: inky fingertips.

ink′i·ness n.
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Noun1.inkiness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)inkiness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
achromatic color, achromatic colour - a color lacking hue; white or grey or black
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BP: Your focus on riso technology brings something to mind that I have found particularly moving about works printed in that medium: their inkiness. I recently noticed that the newspaper-like quality of risography made it impossible not to get ink on my hands and fingerprints on each page.
After the early rise, the cool ride to the site, and the arrangement of the decoys in the predawn inkiness, there is time to sit in the blind and sip coffee hot from a thermos while both hunters and dogs wait in quiet anticipation.
Elegantly structured, with layers of anise, tobacco, and dark berries, it has an inkiness that belies its heritage in Italy, where it's often much lighter in color.