- inkblot test,
- inkhorn term,
- inkle loom,
Origin of inkhorn
Examples from the Web for inkhorn
The commissioner seated himself by a table, drew out an inkhorn, and began to write.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
He fetched an inkhorn set into a tripod, a sandarach, and a roll of clean parchment that was tied around with a green ribbon.The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
Each of the clerks had before him an open register and an inkhorn.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
She went like a sudden stroke of light; and now there cometh a man clad in sober apparel, with an inkhorn at his girdle.
He recalled this now, as he took his inkhorn from the dusty table.The Deserter, and Other Stories|Harold Frederic
late 14c., "small portable vessel (originally made of horn) for holding ink," from ink (n.) + horn (n.). Used attributively as an adjective for things (especially vocabulary) supposed to be beloved by scribblers and bookworms (1540s). An Old English word for the thing was blæchorn.