Our popular books are carbuncles mostly.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Everywhere he saw nothing but gold, silver, diamonds, carbuncles, and emeralds.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
Was I wrong when I called you the carbuncle of my stock?
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
The tips of his Ears were like two pendant Carbuncles.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Carbuncle is, essentially, an extensive boil.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
For fungous flesh, it promotes discharge, and destroys both gangrenes and carbuncles.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
Tsian Tang brought out a platter of red amber on which lay a carbuncle.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Her neck and arms were covered with carbuncles more brilliant than the sun.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
When infection of the blood takes place from the intestines the carbuncles may be absent.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
An' whin I had th' carbuncle on me neck I yelled at her!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
"I will bring thee windows of agates,
And gates of carbuncles bright,
And thy fairest courts and portals
Shall be filled with love and light.
"The Building" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Ah, there blossom'd flowers beside the river,
And bright colours gleam'd upon the meadow,
Gold, and green, and purple, and enamell'd,
All like carbuncles and emeralds seeming!
"Love As A Landscape Painter" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There were men from the mountains and ‘Dead Man’s Gulch’
Their red shirts and knives you could swear on
There were men with carbuncles and bristling beards
There were ‘Bush’ men - and men with no hair on.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
Now, dyed with burning carbuncle, a Limbo-litten pane,
Within its wall of storm, the West opens to hill and plain,
On which the wild geese ink themselves, a far triangled train;
And then the shuttering clouds close down--and night is here again.
"Sunset In Autumn" by Madison Julius Cawein