[ UK /kˈɑːbʌŋkə‍l/ ]
  1. an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
  2. deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
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How To Use carbuncle In A Sentence

  • It's that scanner that peeks under your clothing, creating a ghostly but realistic image of your naked body, accurate down to every curve, knurl, protuberance, carbuncle, wen, bleb, wart and wattle and garfunkel. Airport frisk assessment: Gene gets rubbed the wrong way
  • People who are obese, on corticosteroid therapy, or those with defective white blood cell function may be predisposed to furuncles and carbuncles.
  • Call your doctor if a boil or carbuncle is extremely painful, lasts longer than two weeks or occurs with a fever.
  • pyrope," the deeper and richer tints being designated "carbuncle," from the Latin _carbunculus_, a little coal, because when this beautiful variety of the "noble" garnet is held up between the eyes and the sun, it is no longer a deep, blood-red, but has exactly the appearance of a small piece of live or glowing coal, the scarlet portion of its colour-mixture being particularly evident. The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones
  • The negroes told us of a strange beast, which our interpreter called a carbuncle, which is said to be often seen, but only in the night. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08
  • ‘I remember it as well as if it was yesterday, and old Dr. Ball, the prebendary, with the carbuncles on his nose, saw it too!’ He Knew He Was Right
  • He talks to proprietors, examines the fresher, blueish-white cloudy carbuncles selling for $1.45 per pound and the ashier, aging ones, a few hours older, discounted to sell quickly for $1.18 per pound before they get slimy. Corn Smut Delicacy Huitlacoche Is Good For You
  • Those monstrous carbuncles on his once-handsome face testify to what may well have been a deliberate poisoning.
  • Finally, it can be used for sores, carbuncles and skin ulcerations.
  • In this world the most glorious of all possessions one could hope to have was that of the carbuncle.
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