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India ink

noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a black pigment consisting of lampblack mixed with glue or size.
2.
a liquid ink from this.
Also called Chinese ink.
Origin of India ink
1655-1665
1655-65
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  • Belemnites have sometimes been sketched with fossil sepia, or India ink, from their own ink sacs.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
  • After much pressing with lingers, she hit at the vital point in the back and marked it with a generous dip of India ink.

    A Japanese Boy Shigemi Shiukichi

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