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invisible ink

Origin of invisible ink
First recorded in 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was a time of invisible ink, and Franklin instructed this committee how to use it.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Then she happened to remember that there was such a thing as invisible ink.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • He was, however, given a short, unsigned note in invisible ink for Count Nesselrode.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
  • You might have it treated with invisible ink, or write something else in, up above.

    Wunpost Dane Coolidge
  • Therefore you make those alterations with the invisible ink, and let it remain so.

  • "There may be writing on it with invisible ink," said one of his comrades.

    Peveril of the Peak Sir Walter Scott
  • We always write our most secret doings in invisible ink, made of lemon juice, so that nobody can read about them.

    The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill Charles Pierce Burton
  • Lafayette took the hint, and discovered the message written with this invisible ink on the bit of paper.

    Lafayette Martha Foote Crow
British Dictionary definitions for invisible ink

invisible ink

a liquid used for writing that does not become visible until it has been treated with chemicals, heat, ultraviolet light, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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