Webster 1913 Edition
The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.
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
Deformed monsters, foul and black as
A pigment. See
India ink, under
☞ 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
a peculiar ink used for writings of which copies by impression are to be taken.–
an ink sac.–
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.
The West Indian indigo berry. See–
a New Zealand shrub (–
Coriaria thymifolia), the berries of which yield a juice which forms an ink.
a powder from which ink is made by solution.–
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–
Printer’s ink, or
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.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Any liquor used for writing or forming letters, as red ink, &c.
Printing ink is made by boiling lintseed oil, and burning it about a minute, and mixing it with lampblack, with an addition of soap and rosin.
Ink for the rolling press, is made with lintseed oil burnt as above,and mixed with Frankfort black.
Indian ink, from China, is composed of lampblack, and size or animal glue.
Sympathetic ink, a liquor used in writing, which exhibits no color or appearance till some other means are used, such as holding it to the fire, or rubbing something over it.