- skip - Brewer’s

Carbuncle of Ward Hill (The)

.

A mysterious carbuncle visible enough to those who stand at the foot of the hill in May, June or July; but never beheld by anyone who has succeeded in reaching the hill top.

“I have distinguished, among the dark rocks, that wonderful carbuncle, which gleams ruddy as a furnace to them who view it from beneath, but has ever become invisible to him whose daring foot has scaled the precipice from which it darts its splendour,”—Sir W. Scott: The Pirate, chap. xix.

⁂ Dr. Wallace thinks it is water trickling from a rock, and reddened by the sun.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Caracci (pron. Kar-rah-che)
Carack
Caradoc
Caraites
Caran DAche
Carat of Gold
Caraway
Carbineer
Carbonado
Carbonari
Carbuncle of Ward Hill (The)
Carcanet
Carcass
Carcasses
Card
Cards
Cardinal Humours
Cardinal Numbers
Cardinal Points of the Compass
Cardinal Signs [of the Zodiac]
Cardinal Virtues