carbonado

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carbonado a piece of meat (or fish) that has been scored and broiled
    • n carbonado an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carbonado (Min) 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.
    • n Carbonado (Cookery) Flesh, fowl, etc., cut across, seasoned, and broiled on coals; a chop.
    • Carbonado To cut (meat) across for frying or broiling; to cut or slice and broil. "A short-legged hen daintily carbonadoed ."
    • Carbonado To cut or hack, as in fighting. "I'll so carbonado your shanks."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carbonado Same as bort, 2.
    • carbonado Same as carbonade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carbonado kär-bon-ā′do (obs.) a piece of meat cut crossways for broiling on coals
    • v.t Carbonado to cut crossways for broiling: to slash
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. carbonnade, It. carbonata, Sp. carbonada, from L. carbo, coal

Usage

In literature:

Sir, it's the same with most men that have been carbonadoed, as they call it, in the tropic seas.
"Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then Socrates: For Heaven's sake, don't carbonado (16) me, Antisthenes, that's all.
"The Symposium" by Xenophon
If my head was carbonadoes with sabre cuts, I could not have more wrappings.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
Some are knock'd down, others stabb'd, others cut and carbonado'd.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
Some are knock'd down, others stabb'd, others cut and carbonado'd.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
WILKESON, SOUTH PRARIE, CARBONADO, FAIRFAX, PITTSBURG, and MELMONT are coal-mining towns of importance.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
A few embers, too, had been lighted, on which carbonadoes of venison were prepared.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Sir, it's the same with most men that have been carbonadoed, as they call it, in the tropic seas.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The largest piece of carbonado ever recorded was found in Bahia in 1895, and weighed 3150 carats.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
After his return, he had passed through Carbonado.
"Out of the Air" by Inez Haynes Irwin
The hungry men cut off lumps of flesh, carbonadoed them in the flame, and ate them half raw with incredible haste and ferocity.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
More than one among us make cages and gridirons to roast fine carbonadoes therewith.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
M Wingate Vein, Carbonado.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
Some were knocked down, others stabbed, and others cut and carbonadoed.
"Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)" by John Timbs
That attorney, Will, shall be carbonadoed over a slow fire.
"The Orange Girl" by Walter Besant
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In news:

After a truck drove off a cliff in Carbonado on Wednesday, a 21-year-old man hiked 14 hours through the night to find a phone and call for help for the driver, who was unconscious after the wreck.
THE source of the world's largest diamonds -- black stones known as carbonadoes -- has long been a geological puzzle.
Cristel, Carbonado on July 25, 2012 at 9:32 am.
Pumicelike, dark, and exotic, carbonado diamonds don't look like the gemstones on engagement rings.
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