inkwell (plural inkwells)

  1. A container for ink, designed and usually positioned so that a person may conveniently dip a pen into it whenever a refill is needed.
    • 2011, Alan Bennett, "Baffled at a Bookcase", London Review of Books, XXXIII.15:
      The reference library itself proclaimed the substance of the city with its solid elbow chairs and long mahogany tables, grooved along the edge to hold a pen, and in the centre of each table a massive pewter inkwell.

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