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The old dam on New Hampshire’s Second Connecticut Lake is caked with brittle crusty ice when I arrive, and the surrounding hills shrouded in fresh snow.
HE ESCAPED THE CACOPHONY BY STRAPPING ON SNOWSHOES AND SLIPPING INTO THE GREAT NORTH WOODSMILES HOWARDJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Slight or seemingly random perturbations to a dataset—often undetectable by the human eye—can enormously alter the final output, something dubbed “brittle” for an algorithm.
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More commonly, the root can be dug, washed, chopped, and roasted until brittle to create a steeping mixture that can be used like coffee grounds.
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Even the denser rocks are much more porous and brittle than meteorites from similar asteroids that have been found on Earth.
THE ASTEROID BENNU’S BRITTLE BOULDERS MAY MAKE GRABBING A SAMPLE EASIERLISA GROSSMANOCTOBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
However during later times after the Industrial Age, craftsmen were able to achieve higher temperatures for impurity removal, and they further improved upon the process by mixing carbon that made the brittle iron stronger.
14 EXCEPTIONAL WEAPON SYSTEMS FROM HISTORY THAT WERE AHEAD OF THEIR TIMEDATTATREYA MANDALMARCH 26, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
More like the noise of powdering an iron bar on a nutmeg-grater, suggested Brittle.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
At this time the leaves are very brittle and unless the cutter is an experienced hand much injury may be done to the leaves.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
There was so little rain during the hot months that things became dry and brittle.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
The rubber is much like tough, heavy dough—there is not much stretch to it and in a cold place it would become hard and brittle.
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Light round targets were brought them, and in the place of pointed lances, long brittle reeds.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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WORDS RELATED TO BRITTLE

  • brittle
  • crisp
  • crunchy
  • delicate
  • fragile
  • friable
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