- a small container for ink.
Origin of inkwell
Also called, especially British, ink·pot [ingk-pot] /ˈɪŋkˌpɒt/.
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Examples from the Web for inkwell
There is an inkwell that my Uncle Seymour made, a brass grotesque he mounted on a marble base.Scott Turow: How I Write
October 23, 2013
The second feature involves a quill and inkwell that will also be featured on the front of the note.
“Both the quill and the inkwell are copper until you move the note,” said Lambert.
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
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
- a small container for pen ink, often let into the surface of a desk
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