Carboy to Carding
(Car"boy) n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael carb basket; or Pers qurabah a sort of bottle.] A large, globular
glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; used commonly
for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
(Car"bun*cle) n. [L. carbunculus a little coal, a bright kind of precious stone, a kind of tumor,
dim. of carbo coal: cf. F. carboncle. See Carbon.]
1. (Min.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called by the Greeks anthrax; found
in the East Indies. When held up to the sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the color of burning
coal. The name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has been also given to red spinel
2. (Med.) A very painful acute local inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue, esp. of the trunk or back
of the neck, characterized by brawny hardness of the affected parts, sloughing of the skin and deeper
tissues, and marked constitutional depression. It differs from a boil in size, tendency to spread, and the
absence of a central core, and is frequently fatal. It is also called anthrax.
3. (Her.) A charge or bearing supposed to represent the precious stone. It has eight scepters or staves
radiating from a common center. Called also escarbuncle.
1. Set with carbuncles.
He has deserves it [armor], were it carbuncled
Like holy Phabus' car.
2. Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched. "A carbuncled
(Car*bun"cu*lar) a. Belonging to a carbuncle; resembling a carbuncle; red; inflamed.
(Car*bun`cu*la"tion) n. [L. carbunculatio.] The blasting of the young buds of trees or
plants, by excessive heat or cold. Harris.
(Car"bu*ret) n. [From Carbon.] (Chem.) A carbide. See Carbide [Archaic]
(Car"bu*ret), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carbureted or Carburetted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Carbureting
or Carburetting.] To combine or to impregnate with carbon, as by passing through or over a liquid
hydrocarbon; to carbonize or carburize.
By carbureting the gas you may use poorer coal.
(Car"bu*ret`ant) n. Any volatile liquid used in charging illuminating gases.
1. (Chem.) Combined with carbon in the manner of a carburet or carbide.
2. Saturated or impregnated with some volatile carbon compound; as, water gas is carbureted to increase
its illuminating power.
[Written also carburetted.]
Carbureted hydrogen gas, any one of several gaseous compounds of carbon and hydrogen, some of
with make up illuminating gas. Light carbureted hydrogen, marsh gas, CH4; fire damp.