A stone utilized in Chinese calligraphy and painting for grinding dry ink and combining it with liquid.
A stone employed by Chinese music artists and calligraphers to grind dry ink then to mix it with water.
A kind of stone containing local vitriol or sulphate of metal, found in making ink.
local copperas or iron sulphate (also called metal vitriol and, in mineralogy, melanterite), or a stone containing this substance: utilized in making ink.
A slab of record, occasionally of marble or any other rock, useful for massaging down the Chinese and Japanese solid-ink understood in Europe as Asia ink, generally made with a gradual pitch terminating in a well at one end. Sometimes it is created all over side, or features a border of sculpture. See writing-box.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...