- black ink made from a mixture of plant soot and glue solidified into sticks or cakes the ends of which are scraped or ground into water on an ink slab, much used by calligraphers and painters.
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Examples from the Web for sumi
The Bassa readily agreed to Sumi's proposal, but Neangir objected strongly.
It was some hours later that Sumi returned, bringing with her the sacred book.
But tell me, O wise Sumi, where I can find the last of the accursed race who has brought this doom on my son?'
The watches were delivered up to Sumi and they went their way, while I remained behind curious to see what would happen.
For some weeks now we have lived by this means, and the two daughters of Siroco have never failed to return to Sumi each night.