What does the word inkstand mean?

Usage examples for inkstand

  1. The Alfords were travelling without any luggage, and could consequently walk their journeys anywhere- that is, each lady had only a very small hand- bag, and the Dean had a walking- stick, which unscrewed and displayed the materials of a dressing- case, a pocket inkstand, and a candlestick. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. In the ring of light under the lamp was an open book, an inkstand and a pen. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  3. The sheriff pushes the piece of coin nearer the inkstand, into the centre of the table. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams