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 for inkhorn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inkhorn \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.
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           From his pocket the notary drew his papers and inkhorn.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inkhorn \Ink"horn"\, a.
     Learned; pedantic; affected. [Obs.] "Inkhorn terms." --Bale.
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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Inkhorn
     The Hebrew word so rendered means simply a round vessel or cup
     for containing ink, which was generally worn by writers in the
     girdle (Ezek. 9:2, 3,11). The word "inkhorn" was used by the
     translators, because in former times in this country horns were
     used for containing ink.
     

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