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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.
"Come and see our star of Blackpool Ivy Rose perform some of her greatest numbers from past shows and meet our new bar team and our fabulous door girl Miss Claudia Inkwell."
ATHIEF'S explanation that the antique inkwell he stole from Warwick Castle might have disappeared down a rabbit hole didn't warren-t sympathy from a judge.
L-R: Ink head: This phrenology head is also an inkwell, dating from the 1860s, sold for PS300.
Phrenology 'mapped' areas of the brain where our different faculties supposedly resided L-R: Ink head: This phrenology head is also an inkwell, dating from the 1860s, sold for PS300.
Riddles 60 and 93, for example, describe the antler, which rejoices in its ranging about the forests, fields and streams carried by the deer, before being driven into exile in the scriptorium, transformed into an inkwell. As to Riddle 60, which provides the chapter title ('Be sonde, saewealle neah'), it describes the 'watery embrace' of its home.
We wanted to provide the usability experience of our flow-through pens while delivering the exciting formulas offered by inkwell bottles.
The author covers FleischerAEs formative years, the beginning of his career, his work with Inkwell Studio, the founding of Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop cartoons, Popeye cartoons, and a wide variety of other related subjects over the course of the bookAEs seventeen chapters.
Picket, president of Gotham Organization, said, "With the completion of our recent project, Gotham West, we have a clear understanding of the neighborhood and marketplace and expect Inkwell to set the standard for high-design and an unparalleled living experience."
She earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell.
The death of both quill pens and the inkwell followed shortly after the appearance of the fountain pen, first mass-produced by Waterman in 1884, but inkwells have a history stretching much further back.