verb (used with object)
- injury list,
- injury time,
- ink ball,
- ink fountain,
- ink in,
- ink jet,
- ink sac
Origin of ink
Examples from the Web for ink
The edges of the elegant paper are crackled; the ink bled into the linen weave long ago and has not faded.
A lot of ink will continue to be spilled about the first-order problems surrounding that fact.
His ink ranges from images of his children to the Superman logo (that one seems especially fitting given his leaping blocks).
Nor does the suggestion that her justified complaints about pay inequity played no part in her ouster hold much printer's ink.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, the papyrus was too fragile to allow for carbon testing of the ink.The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is Still as Big a Mystery as Ever|Candida Moss|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here a name had been painstakingly obliterated, as if by afterthought, the very paper being gouged through with ink.The Plunderer|Roy Norton
The color of the ink used by the forger was not the same as that in the signature.The Scarlet Feather|Houghton Townley
The mosquitoes 412 trouble me so much that in driving them away I bespatter my paper with ink, as thou seest, God bless thee!Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
When the weather is dull, the Normans have a sober English sky, abounding in Indian ink and neutral tint.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
The truth is that the ink was hardly dry on the early treaties before the discriminations began.Where Half The World Is Waking Up|Clarence Poe
Word Origin for ink
"the black liquor with which men write" [Johnson], mid-13c., from Old French enque "dark writing fluid" (11c.), from Late Latin encaustum, from Greek enkauston "purple or red ink," used by the Roman emperors to sign documents, originally a neuter adjective form of enkaustos "burned in," from stem of enkaiein "to burn in," from en- "in" + kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). The word is from a Greek method of applying colored wax and fixing it with heat. The Old English word for it was simply blæc, literally "black." Ink-blot test attested from 1928.
"to mark or stain in ink," 1560s, from ink (n.). Meaning "to cover (a printing plate, etc.) with ink" is from 1727. Related: Inked; inking.