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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a carbuncle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to a carbuncle; resembling a carbuncle; red; inflamed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to a carbuncle; resembling a carbuncle; red; inflamed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle


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  • Beside us were ornery women in tall hats, suspender dads, kids deformed with ribbons, rural Lotharios, tattooed grandmas, livestock lawyers, reverse cowboys, and young men carbuncular.

    Demolition Derby

  • Also maybe there is someone who is equivalent to La Toynbe in general smugness, what about the vile carbuncular growth that is Balls?

    Labour Pains

  • Four hundred years ago you landed in the Tropic of Capricorn on the carbuncular plank of ships steered by dark stars the pale beetle of the seas

    [Jose] Oswald de [Souza] Andrade

  • Just as Mr. Eugenides is not a Phoenician sailor, and Tiresias is not a young man carbuncular, so also the Lady of Ash Wednesday II is not the "veiled sister" of section V.

    Eliot's 'Headland'

  • The organ is much shrunken and presents rough, uneven edges, with carbuncular non-suppurative sores.

    Searchlights on Health The Science of Eugenics

  • In coarse grained gravel and carbuncular sand the supply is surer and more lasting, and it has a good taste.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Consequently, while in Campania the burning of the earth makes ashes, in Tuscany the combustion of the stone makes carbuncular sand.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The Tuscan stone is softer in quality than tufa but harder than earth, and being thoroughly kindled by the violent heat from below, the result is the production in some places of the kind of sand called carbuncular.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The kinds of pitsand are these: black, gray, red, and carbuncular.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • If he had turned those stomachs wrong side out and gazed upon their inner walls through that opera-glass with which he has been looking so intently lately upon Mrs. Langtry, he would have found that there was not even the undigested corner of a carbuncular potato to stop the pyloric orifice; he would have found upon those inner walls not a morsel of those things which perish with using.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z


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