carbuncle carbuncle


  1. (n) deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
  2. (n) an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus


  1. Back in Washington from their inspection of Pennsylvania's bituminous social carbuncle, Senator Gooding and colleagues of the Interstate Commerce subcommittee drew up chairs and.
  2. The carbuncle design was duly abandoned and new architects chosen.
  3. This was not some breakthrough in carbuncle research but hot news that couldn't wait one more minute.


  1. Awards: 'Frankenstein' Dorm Named Britain's 'Worst New Building'

    Photo via Archinect A hearty congratulations are in order for Stephen George & Partners, the London firm that was just awarded the Carbuncle Cup—aimed to single out "this year's worst new building"—by Building Design magazine. No, seriously. The 350-bedroom block...
    on September 4, 2013     Source: Curbed

  2. This Horrible Dorm Is Britain's Worst Building of the Year

    There are some competitions that you lose by winning. Like the Darwin Awards, or an Ignobel, a Razzie, or—in the case of the University College London's brand new £18m student housing block—a Carbuncle Cup , which is awarded annually to the worst building built in Britain. Read more...        
    on August 31, 2013     Source: Gizmodo


  • ...was on May 30, 1984 that Charles denounced modern architecture generally and derailed a proposed modern addition to the National Gallery of Art in London by calling it "a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend".
    on May 11, 2009 By: Prince Charles Source: TIME

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