One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ink-soaked pad in a shallow box, used for inking a rubber stamp or taking fingerprints.
- ‘The ceremony to announce the emblem is rooted in Oriental culture with the Chinese seal, the red ink-pad, the special paper and the Chinese-style long table.’
- ‘It bears police approved wording and must be used with a red ink-pad.’
- ‘When the students use the ink pad, they should take care to roll their fingers across the paper, otherwise they will only achieve a black smudge.’
- ‘Lay the stamp onto a flat surface and tap the ink pad repeatedly over the surface of the rubber stamp.’
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