inklike

inklike

(ˈɪŋkˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling ink
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the mouth rich, full, a little loose, the hot, slumberous, secretive eyes, the inklike hair with its faint but unmistakable wiriness--all the ineradicable and tragic stamp of negro blood'" (134).
When opened, however, the locket holds not Judith's picture (the narrator knew because of his speculation that "she was blond" [587]) but a different face: "the smooth, oval, unblemished face, the mouth rich, full, a little loose, the hot, slumbrous, secretive eyes, the inklike hair with its faint but unmistakable wiriness--all the ineradicable and tragic stamp of negro blood" (608).
/ That is, one appears, then others adorn the inklike / sphere.