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

  Inc \Inc\, n.
     A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one
     twelfth yards. [Written also ink.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ink \Ink\ ([i^][ng]k), n. (Mach.)
     The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone
     spindle runs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ink \Ink\, n. [OE. enke, inke, OF. enque, F. encre, L. encaustum
     the purple red ink with which the Roman emperors signed their
     edicts, Gr. ?, fr. ? burnt in, encaustic, fr. ? to burn in.
     See Encaustic, Caustic.]
     1. A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various
        kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or
        printing.
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              Make there a prick with ink.          --Chaucer.
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              Deformed monsters, foul and black as ink. --Spenser.
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     2. A pigment. See India ink, under India.
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     Note: Ordinarily, black ink is made from nutgalls and a
           solution of some salt of iron, and consists essentially
           of a tannate or gallate of iron; sometimes indigo
           sulphate, or other coloring matter, is added. Other
           black inks contain potassium chromate, and extract of
           logwood, salts of vanadium, etc. Blue ink is usually a
           solution of Prussian blue. Red ink was formerly made
           from carmine (cochineal), Brazil wood, etc., but
           potassium eosin is now used. Also red, blue, violet,
           and yellow inks are largely made from aniline dyes.
           Indelible ink is usually a weak solution of silver
           nitrate, but carbon in the form of lampblack or India
           ink, salts of molybdenum, vanadium, etc., are also
           used. Sympathetic inks may be made of milk, salts of
           cobalt, etc. See Sympathetic ink (below).
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     Copying ink, a peculiar ink used for writings of which
        copies by impression are to be taken.
  
     Ink bag (Zool.), an ink sac.
  
     Ink berry. (Bot.)
        (a) A shrub of the Holly family ({Ilex glabra), found in
            sandy grounds along the coast from New England to
            Florida, and producing a small black berry.
        (b) The West Indian indigo berry. See Indigo.
  
     Ink plant (Bot.), a New Zealand shrub ({Coriaria
        thymifolia), the berries of which yield a juice which
        forms an ink.
  
     Ink powder, a powder from which ink is made by solution.
  
     Ink sac (Zool.), an organ, found in most cephalopods,
        containing an inky fluid which can be ejected from a duct
        opening at the base of the siphon. The fluid serves to
        cloud the water, and enable these animals to escape from
        their enemies. See Illust. of Dibranchiata.
  
     Printer's ink, or Printing ink. See under Printing.
  
     Sympathetic ink, a writing fluid of such a nature that what
        is written remains invisible till the action of a reagent
        on the characters makes it visible.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ink \Ink\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inked ([i^][ng]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inking.]
     To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or
     daub with ink.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ink
      n 1: a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing
      2: dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish
         and other cephalopods
      v 1: append one's signature to; "They inked the contract"
      2: mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink; "he inked his finger"
      3: fill with ink; "ink a pen"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "ink":
     autograph, ballpoint pen, bedarken, besmirch, black, blackboard,
     blacken, blackwash, blot, blotch, chalk, charcoal, coal, cork,
     crayon, crow, darken, denigrate, dinge, ebon, ebonize, ebony,
     eraser, inkhorn, inkstand, inkwell, invisible ink, jet,
     lead pencil, melanize, murk, nib, night, nigrify, oversmoke, pen,
     pitch, plume, quill, raven, reed, shade, shadow, signature, slate,
     sloe, smirch, smoke, smudge, smut, smutch, soot, stencil, style,
     stylograph, stylus, subscribe, sympathetic ink, table, tablet,
     tar
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  INK, n.  A villainous compound of tannogallate of iron, gum-arabic and
  water, chiefly used to facilitate the infection of idiocy and promote
  intellectual crime.  The properties of ink are peculiar and
  contradictory:  it may be used to make reputations and unmake them; to
  blacken them and to make them white; but it is most generally and
  acceptably employed as a mortar to bind together the stones of an
  edifice of fame, and as a whitewash to conceal afterward the rascal
  quality of the material.  There are men called journalists who have
  established ink baths which some persons pay money to get into, others
  to get out of.  Not infrequently it occurs that a person who has paid
  to get in pays twice as much to get out.
  

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