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a massive, black variety of diamond, found chiefly near São Salvador, Brazil, and formerly used for drilling and other cutting purposes.
a piece of meat, fish, etc., scored and broiled.
to score and broil.
Archaic. to slash; hack.
Historical Examples

No man in England durst say so much—I would flay him, carbonado him!
The Adventures of Roderick Random Tobias Smollett

The rocks from carbonado to Carbon River crossing are coal bearing.
Mount Rainier Various

She answered all the inquiries that their questionnaires put to her; omitting any reference to the carbonado Mining Company.
Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin

One is called the carbonado mines, which are on the Carbon River.
A Report on Washington Territory William Henry Ruffner

Extensive mines are worked at carbonado, and test shafts have been opened at a few localities near the trail which we followed.
Mount Rainier Various

Im thinking of saving my money and investing myself in carbonado stock!
Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin

At carbonado the river flows through a steep-sided canyon about 300 feet deep.
Mount Rainier Various

For the carbonado Mining Company had vanished into thin air.
Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin

Ilmenite has sometimes been mistaken in the South African mines for carbonado.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

And then added with a grim smile, “But we’ll see if an Englishman will not make as good a carbonado as a Portuguese!”
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever

noun (pl) -does, -dos
a piece of meat, fish, etc, scored and grilled
verb (transitive) -dos, -doing, -doed
to score and grill (meat, fish, etc)
(archaic) to hack or slash
noun (pl) -dos, -does
an inferior dark massive variety of diamond used in industry for polishing and drilling Also called black diamond


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