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Answer for the clue "Quill fluid", 3 letters:
ink

Alternative clues for the word ink

Sign

Octopus's defense

Publicity

It's kept in a pen

Bic filler

Squid secretion

Old well's contents

Sign, slangily

Publicity, so to speak

It looks good on paper

P.R., so to speak

Press coverage

Media attention

Mary Steenburgen sitcom

Word with jet or stand

Press, so to speak

Cartridge filler

Cartridge contents

Big expense for newspapers

Rorschach test stuff

Publicity, say

Printer's need

Calligrapher's purchase

It comes out of a pen

Tattooing fluid

Publicity, slangily

Roller coating

Well contents

It's more permanent than pencil marks

See 39-Across

Business loss

Press

Voter's finger stainer

Pen filler

Squid's squirt

Newspaper supply

India ___

Press, slangily

Sign, as a deal

Calligrapher's need

What a quill may be dipped in

Pen's partner

Tattoo, in slang

Calligrapher's buy

Press worker's stain

Tattoo, slangily

Tattooist's supply

It's held in a squid's 37-Down

Squid's defense

Printer's supply

Hard-to-erase stuff

Common breast-pocket stain

It may come from a well

Tattoo fluid

Tattoos, slangily

Pen pal?

It might be disappearing

Toner, e.g.

Shade of black

What print books have that Kindles don't

With 43-Across, part of a squid

See 34-Across

Means of maritime defense

Tattoos, informally

Contents of a well

Publicity, in Variety-speak

Tats

Newspaper coverage, informally

Some media coverage

Tattoo parlor supply

A liquid used for printing or writing or drawing

Dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

Cuttlefish's camouflage

Sign, in a way

Printer's ___

Cephalopod's smoke screen

Contents of some wells

Squid's projection

Cephalopod's "cover"

Well liquid

Kind of pad

Printing material

Lithography equipment

Cuttlefish fluid

Atramentous fluid

Printer's purchase

Quill's need

Publicity, informally

Squids squirt it

Red or black follower

Lithographer's need

Cartoonist's need

Charles Schulz's need

India or red

Autograph

Octopus defense

Sign on the dotted line

___ a contract

Cuttlefish's protection

Animator's need

India, for one

Cuttlefish exudation

Cuttlefish's output

Printing item

Red or black

Print-shop supply

Blotter target

Squid's camouflage

Scribe's need

Squid squirt

Word definitions for ink in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a pencil/ink/charcoal etc drawing (= done using a pencil, ink etc ) ▪ I like to do a few pencil drawings when I go away anywhere. ink blots ▪ ink blots ink pad invisible ink pen and ink ▪ a pen and ink drawing printing...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Inc \Inc\, n. A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one twelfth yards. [Written also ink .]

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc. 2 (context countable English) A particular type, color or container of this fluid. 3 The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy. 4 (context...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"the black liquor with which men write" [Johnson], mid-13c., from Old French encre , formerly enque "dark writing fluid" (11c.), originally enca , from Late Latin encaustum , from Greek enkauston "purple or red ink," used by the Roman emperors to sign documents,...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image , text , or design . Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen , brush , or quill . Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress...

Usage examples of ink.

Accordingly, the finger may be dipped into acetone for several seconds, removed, and be permitted to dry, after which it is inked and printed.

If this fails, the finger is wiped off with a piece of cloth which has been saturated with alcohol, benzine or acetone, after which it may be inked and printed.

There is no independent data indicating any variation whatever in the methods of the admixture of black or colored inks, which differentiates them from those used in the earliest times of the ancient Egyptians, Hebrews or Chinese.

Frequent mention is made of sour galls, aleppo galls, green and blue vitriol, the lees of wine, black amber, sugar, fish-glue and a host of unimportant materials as being employed in the admixture of black inks.

Many of the tests specified in the Allen citation to determine the character of ink constituents, if made alone are practically valueless, because the same behavior occurs with different materials employed in the admixture of ink.

June, 1896, great stress was laid on the fact of the difference in the admixture of inks found on letters contemporaneous with the date of the will, and it was asserted also that the ink with which the will was written was not in existence at the time it was alleged to have been made, June 14, 1873, and probably not earlier than ten years later.

Then there was a small library of other books, including a medical lexicon published in London and an almanac beginning at the year 1731, the Holy Bible, ink, pens and writing paper, a box of watercolours and brushes, reams of fine-quality drawing paper, knitting needles and wool, a roll of soft tanned leather from which to make the uppers for footwear- the soles would be cut from buffalo rawhide.

What a preposterous glut of paper and ink he has amassed, loose leaves and envelopes and journals with spines and notebooks sewn with string, all neatly filled with his blockish, inelegant handwriting, all annotated with symbols in his own private code, signifying such things as further study needed or but is this really true?

Using ink and aquarelle I can paint a lakescape of unsurpassed translucence with all the mountains of paradise reflected therein, but am unable to draw a boat or a bridge or the silhouette of human panic in the blazing windows of a villa by Plam.

Seys and Brewer, 1858, applied aqueous solutions of ferrocyanide of potassium or other salts, which formed an indelible compound with the ferruginous base of writing ink.

At least Arioso wrote a fairly clear hand and used expensive ink that had not faded.

It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.

He takes down a worn volume, blowing off dust, and hands it to Berel, open to the flyleaf, on which a name and address are inked.

I have pens of reed and can make ink of various colours, who in the bygone days was no mean scribe.

In olden times they were introduced into ink with an honest belief that it would also improve and ensure its lasting qualities, but latterly more often to cheapen the cost of its manufacture.