carbuncle

Part of speech: noun

A malignant boil.

Part of speech: noun

A gem of brilliant fire and deep red color.

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Usage examples "carbuncle":

  1. It was finally understood that Haddam witches, who practised black magic, met the Moodus witches, who used white magic, in a cave beneath Mount Tom, and fought them in the light of a great carbuncle that was fastened to the roof. - "Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4.", Charles M. Skinner.
  2. For the last two or three years there had been friendship between him and Mrs. Carbuncle; and during the last season he had become almost intimate with our Lizzie. - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.
  3. Mrs. Carbuncle smiled and nodded her head. - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.