inkstand

Part of speech:

Inky.

Part of speech: noun

A vessel to hold ink for writing.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", F. Colburn Adams.