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India ink   /ˈɪndiə ɪŋk/   Listen
India ink

A black liquid ink used for printing or writing or drawing.  Synonym: drawing ink.

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"India ink" Quotes from Famous Books

... down. How well do I remember the old fellow's appearance!—his neat white frock and trowsers, his low-quarter purser's shoes, with a bit of a ribbon for a bow; no socks, save the natural, flesh-tinted ones, a blue star, done in India ink, gleaming on his instep; his broad blue collar, decorated with stars and two rows of white tape, falling gracefully from a neck which, as we youngsters asserted, had received its odd-looking twist from hanging too long ...
— Not Pretty, But Precious • John Hay, et al.

... enormous room, whose windows, opening on a garden that extended to the Seine, commanded one of the loveliest views in all Paris, the bridges, the Tuileries, the Louvre, interlaced with trees as black as if they were drawn in India ink on the wavering background of the mist. A broad, very low bed on a platform a few steps above the floor, two or three small lacquer screens with vague fanciful decorations in gold, denoting, as did the double doors and the heavy woollen carpet, a dread of cold carried to ...
— The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) • Alphonse Daudet

... the assistance of another, bared the captain's arm, where they found, plainly marked in India ink, the ...
— The Young Lieutenant - or, The Adventures of an Army Officer • Oliver Optic

... apartment which adjoined the chamber he discovered little 'Jack the Prig,' fast asleep in bed. In the restlessness of slumber, the boy had partially thrown off the bed-clothes, and he exhibited upon his naked breast the picture of a gallows, and a man hanging! This appalling scene had been drawn with India ink, and pricked into the flesh with needles, so that it never could be effaced. It was the work of the boy's hideous father, who, not contented with training up his son to a life of crime, was anxious that ...
— City Crimes - or Life in New York and Boston • Greenhorn

Words linked to "India ink" :   drawing ink, ink

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