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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Inkhorn Terms.
 
This phrase, once common, might be revived to signify pedantic expressions which smell of the lamp.   1
   Shakespeare uses the phrase, an “Inkhorn mate” (1 Henry VI., iii. 1).   2
 


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