Ink"horn` (?), n. [Ink + horn; cf. F. cornet a encre, G. dintenhorn.]

A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink; an inkstand; a portable case for writing materials.

"With a writer's inkhorn by his side."

Ezek. ix. 2.

From his pocket the notary drew his papers and inkhorn. Longfellow.


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Ink"horn", a.

Learned; pedantic; affected.

[Obs.] "Inkhorn terms."



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