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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inkhorn  \Ink"horn`\,  n.  [Ink  +  horn;  cf  F.  cornet  [`a]  encre, 
  G.  dintenhorn.] 
  A  small  bottle  of  horn  or  other  material  formerly  used  for 
  holding  ink;  an  inkstand;  a  portable  case  for  writing 
  materials.  ``With  a  writer's  inkhorn  by  his  side.''  --Ezek. 
  ix  2. 
 
  From  his  pocket  the  notary  drew  his  papers  and  inkhorn. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inkhorn  \Ink"horn"\,  a. 
  Learned;  pedantic;  affected.  [Obs.]  ``Inkhorn  terms.'' 
  --Bale. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Inkhorn 
  The  Hebrew  word  so  rendered  means  simply  a  round  vessel  or  cup 
  for  containing  ink,  which  was  generally  worn  by  writers  in  the 
  girdle  (Ezek.  9:2,  3,11).  The  word  inkhorn"  was  used  by  the 
  translators,  because  in  former  times  in  this  country  horns  were 
  used  for  containing  ink. 
 




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