- a black pigment consisting of lampblack mixed with glue or size.
- a liquid ink from this.
Origin of India ink
First recorded in 1655–65
Also called Chinese ink.
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Examples from the Web for chinese ink
This process, however, utterly failed in all India-ink drawings.Outdoor Sketching
Francis Hopkinson Smith
I have had this paper translated into English and illustrated by india-ink drawings.The Swastika
They should be marked with india-ink in large, plain figures.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries
John Cotton Dana
Milly noticed the drawing-paper and the India-ink bottle on the table.One Woman's Life
The face of the Colonel was made by painting an entire set of features on the forehead with India-ink.The Art of Amusing