He resumed his chair and transferred his gaze to the blotter.
In that case my days are numbered, as the calendar said to the blotter.
It come one day when I was busy drawin' pictures of Piddie on the blotter.
Then he let the pen fall on the blotter, for he had remembered the day.
No one could recall seeing more than one letter at a time lying on the blotter.
Gertrude glanced up at him, then at her father, and then at the blotter on the desk.
For the original it is best to use smooth, well-sized writing paper, allowing the ink to dry without using a blotter.
She took up a pen at this, and opened the cash-book upon the blotter.
So his name and age were put down on the blotter, and over against them the offence with which he was charged.
What I really wanted from her was an inspection of the book and blotter, and a deduction from it.
1590s, "thing for drying wet spots," agent noun from blot (v.). Meaning "bad writer" is from c.1600. Sense of "day book" is from 1670s, and the word was applied early 19c. to rough drafts, scrap books, notebooks, and draft account books. Hence the police jargon sense "arrest record sheet," recorded from 1887.