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inkwell

[ingk-wel]
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noun
  1. a small container for ink.

Origin of inkwell

First recorded in 1870–75; ink + well2
Also called, especially British, ink·pot [ingk-pot] /ˈɪŋkˌpɒt/.
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Examples from the Web for inkwell

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  • He dipped his pen in the inkwell and carefully made an entry in the ledger.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • When you jerk a piece of paper from under an inkwell, why does the inkwell stay still?

    Common Science

    Carleton W. Washburne

  • Then, as if thinking, Presby stared at the inkwell before him, and frowned.

    The Plunderer

    Roy Norton

  • He took up a pen, dipped it in the inkwell and illustrated his meaning.

  • The extra fifteen was saved on the inkwell I did not buy either.

    Beatrice Leigh at College

    Julia Augusta Schwartz


British Dictionary definitions for inkwell

inkwell

noun
  1. a small container for pen ink, often let into the surface of a desk
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