Nor does the suggestion that her justified complaints about pay inequity played no part in her ouster hold much printer's ink.
People like me have spent a lot of airtime and ink these past couple of weeks arguing over whether this can work.
Honest Abe was photographed and the picture was retouched with ink and white paint and itself rephotographed.
"the black liquor with which men write" [Johnson], mid-13c., from Old French enque "dark writing fluid" (11c.), from Late Latin encaustum, from Greek enkauston "purple or red ink," used by the Roman emperors to sign documents, originally a neuter adjective form of enkaustos "burned in," from stem of enkaiein "to burn in," from en- "in" + kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). The word is from a Greek method of applying colored wax and fixing it with heat. The Old English word for it was simply blæc, literally "black." Ink-blot test attested from 1928.
"to mark or stain in ink," 1560s, from ink (n.). Meaning "to cover (a printing plate, etc.) with ink" is from 1727. Related: Inked; inking.
To write; sign, esp a contract: He also inked the plays/ has inked to helm two more pictures (1940+)Related Terms