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Indian ink

(sometimes lowercase) British. India ink. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • For painting the moustaches and eyebrows, indian-ink or burnt cork will answer.

    The Art of Amusing Frank Bellew
  • Dr. Barth wrote his numerous observations entirely in indian-ink.

    The Art of Travel Francis Galton
  • “Then we must be content with indian-ink,” replied the pacha, lifting the pitcher to his mouth, and emptying it.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • Most touching of all as a reminiscence is the indian-ink drawing which Severn made of his dying friend on 28 Jany.

    Life of John Keats William Michael Rossetti
  • The water was glassy and motionless, reflecting tint by tint of the indian-ink sky above.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Rowlandson next completed the colouring of his own indian-ink shaded impression in delicate tints harmoniously selected.

    Old Coloured Books George Paston
British Dictionary definitions for indian-ink

Indian ink

a black pigment made from a mixture of lampblack and a binding agent such as gelatine or glue: usually formed into solid cakes and sticks
a black liquid ink made from this pigment
Also called China ink, Chinese ink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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