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  • noun dated Any of several forms of inkstand


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    College professor: "Flunk the IDiots"

  • At her first attempt, she began to write with a dry pen, and when the circumstance was pointed out, seemed unable, after several attempts, to dip it in the massive silver ink-standish, which stood full before her.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • There was an old standish on the mantelshelf containing a dusty apology for all three.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • And away went the dear girl, very sorrowful, carrying down with her my standish, and all its furniture, and a little parcel of pens beside, which having been seen when the great search was made, she was bid to ask for.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • On one side stood an ink-standish with paper; and behind this desk appeared the conjurer himself, in sable vestments, his head so overshadowed with hair, that, far from contemplating his features, Timothy could distinguish nothing but a long white beard, which, for aught he knew, might have belonged to

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • But, to confess to you the truth, the works and passages in which I have succeeded, have uniformly been written with the greatest rapidity; and when I have seen some of these placed in opposition with others, and commended as more highly finished, I could appeal to pen and standish, that the parts in which I have come feebly off, were by much the more laboured.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • I live in intimate friendship, to come into my house, where I am surrounded with my servants, I rest assured that he is not to stab me before he leaves it in order to rob me of my silver standish; and I no more suspect this event than the falling of the house itself, which is new, and solidly built and founded. β€”

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

  • Patrick the puppy put too much ink in my standish, [5] and, carrying too many things together, I spilled it on my paper and floor.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Swift his β€œlarge silver standish, consisting of a large silver plate, an ink-pot, and a sand-box.”

    The Journal to Stella

  • The gnarled finger plucked another sheet from a pigeonhole, dipped the pen in the standish again, and rewrote the words as surely as the first time.

    The Thorn Birds


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