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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ink  \Ink\,  n.  [OE.  enke,  inke,  OF  enque,  F.  encre,  L.  encaustum 
  the  purple  red  ink  with  which  the  Roman  emperors  signed  their 
  edicts,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  burnt  in  encaustic,  fr  ?  to  burn  in 
  See  {Encaustic},  {Caustic}.] 
  1.  A  fluid,  or  a  viscous  material  or  preparation  of  various 
  kinds  (commonly  black  or  colored),  used  in  writing  or 
  printing. 
 
  Make  there  a  prick  with  ink.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Deformed  monsters,  foul  and  black  as  ink.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  pigment.  See  {India  ink},  under  {India}. 
 
  Note:  Ordinarily,  black  ink  is  made  from  nutgalls  and  a 
  solution  of  some  salt  of  iron,  and  consists  essentially 
  of  a  tannate  or  gallate  of  iron;  sometimes  indigo 
  sulphate,  or  other  coloring  matter,is  added.  Other 
  black  inks  contain  potassium  chromate,  and  extract  of 
  logwood,  salts  of  vanadium,  etc  Blue  ink  is  usually  a 
  solution  of  Prussian  blue.  Red  ink  was  formerly  made 
  from  carmine  (cochineal),  Brazil  wood,  etc.,  but 
  potassium  eosin  is  now  used  Also  red,  blue,  violet, 
  and  yellow  inks  are  largely  made  from  aniline  dyes. 
  Indelible  ink  is  usually  a  weak  solution  of  silver 
  nitrate,  but  carbon  in  the  form  of  lampblack  or  India 
  ink,  salts  of  molybdenum,  vanadium,  etc.,  are  also 
  used  Sympathetic  inks  may  be  made  of  milk,  salts  of 
  cobalt,  etc  See  {Sympathetic  ink}  (below). 
 
  {Copying  ink},  a  peculiar  ink  used  for  writings  of  which 
  copies  by  impression  are  to  be  taken 
 
  {Ink  bag}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  ink  sac. 
 
  {Ink  berry}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  shrub  of  the  Holly  family  ({Ilex  glabra}),  found  in 
  sandy  grounds  along  the  coast  from  New  England  to 
  Florida,  and  producing  a  small  black  berry. 
  b  The  West  Indian  indigo  berry.  See  {Indigo}. 
 
  {Ink  plant}  (Bot.),  a  New  Zealand  shrub  ({Coriaria 
  thumifolia}),  the  berries  of  which  uield  a  juice  which 
  forms  an  ink. 
 
  {Ink  powder},  a  powder  from  which  ink  is  made  by  solution. 
 
  {Ink  sac}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  organ,  found  in  most  cephalopods, 
  containing  an  inky  fluid  which  can  be  ejected  from  a  duct 
  opening  at  the  base  of  the  siphon.  The  fluid  serves  to 
  cloud  the  water,  and  enable  these  animals  to  escape  from 
  their  enemies.  See  Illust.  of  {Dibranchiata}. 
 
  {Printer's  ink},  or  {Printing  ink}.  See  under  {Printing}. 
 
  {Sympathetic  ink},  a  writing  fluid  of  such  a  nature  that  what 
  is  written  remains  invisible  till  the  action  of  a  reagent 
  on  the  characters  makes  it  visible. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ink  \Ink\,  n.  (Mach.) 
  The  step,  or  socket,  in  which  the  lower  end  of  a  millstone 
  spindle  runs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ink  \Ink\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inked}  ([i^][ng]kt);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inking}.] 
  To  put  ink  upon  to  supply  with  ink;  to  blacken,  color,  or 
  daub  with  ink. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inc  \Inc\,  n. 
  A  Japanese  measure  of  length  equal  to  about  two  and  one 
  twelfth  yards.  [Written  also  {ink}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ink 
  n  1:  a  liquid  used  for  printing  or  writing  or  drawing 
  2:  dark  protective  fluid  ejected  into  the  water  by  cuttlefish 
  and  other  cephalopods 
  v  1:  append  one's  signature  to  "They  inked  the  contract" 
  2:  fill  with  ink;  "ink  a  pen" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INK,  n.  A  villainous  compound  of  tannogallate  of  iron,  gum-arabic  and 
  water,  chiefly  used  to  facilitate  the  infection  of  idiocy  and  promote 
  intellectual  crime.  The  properties  of  ink  are  peculiar  and 
  contradictory:  it  may  be  used  to  make  reputations  and  unmake  them  to 
  blacken  them  and  to  make  them  white;  but  it  is  most  generally  and 
  acceptably  employed  as  a  mortar  to  bind  together  the  stones  of  an 
  edifice  of  fame,  and  as  a  whitewash  to  conceal  afterward  the  rascal 
  quality  of  the  material.  There  are  men  called  journalists  who  have 
  established  ink  baths  which  some  persons  pay  money  to  get  into  others 
  to  get  out  of  Not  infrequently  it  occurs  that  a  person  who  has  paid 
  to  get  in  pays  twice  as  much  to  get  out 
 
 




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