from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of scored and broiled fish, fowl, or meat.
- transitive v. To score and broil (fish, fowl, or meat).
- transitive v. To slice or cut.
- n. A form of opaque or dark-colored diamond used for drills. Also called black diamond.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Meat or fish that has been scored and broiled.
- v. To cut and cook something in this manner.
- v. To cut or hack, as in combat.
- n. A black diamond used in drilling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut (meat) across for frying or broiling; to cut or slice and broil.
- transitive v. To cut or hack, as in fighting.
- n. A black variety of diamond, found in Brazil, and used for diamond drills. It occurs in irregular or rounded fragments, rarely distinctly crystallized, with a texture varying from compact to porous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bort, 2.
- Same as carbonade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a piece of meat (or fish) that has been scored and broiled
- n. an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing
Also known as carbonado, the black diamond is the oldest, toughest and rarest diamond found only in Brazil and Africa.
We handed in our second 3000 word essay On carbonado diamonds in my case pretty much on the last day of term.
The new data support earlier research by Haggerty showing that carbonado diamonds formed in stellar supernovae explosions.
If he do come in my way, so: if he do not, if I come in his willingly, let him make a carbonado of me.
No man in England durst say so much — I would flay him, carbonado him!
He had added only a black cape that sparkled like carbonado and a tall bunch of black feathers fastened behind the cockade of his broad brimmed hat.
They took only a few of the rubies and sapphires the next morning but they gathered more of the diamonds, looking in particular for the gray-black and ugly but very hard and tough carbonado variety.
Draw, you rogue, or Ill so carbonado your shanks: draw, you rascal; come your ways.
He was too hard for him, directly to say the truth on t: before Corioli he scotched him and notched him like a carbonado.
If he do come in my way, so: if he do not, if I come in his, willingly, let him make a carbonado of me.