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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Ink


INK, noun A black liquor or substance used for writing, generally made of an infusion of galls, copperas and gum-arabic.

1. Any liquor used for writing or forming letters, as red ink etc.

2. A pigment.

Printing ink is made by boiling lintseed oil, and burning it about a minute, and mixing it with lampblack, with an addition of soap and rosin.

INK for the rolling press, is made with lintseed oil burnt as above, and mixed with Frankfort black.

Indian ink from China, is composed of lampblack, and size or animal glue.

Sympathetic ink a liquor used in writing, which exhibits no color or appearance till some other means are used, such as holding it to the fire, or rubbing something over it.

INK, verb transitive To black or daub with ink