The brittleness, if it had ever existed, was gone and the arm was limp.
This brittleness is due to the silicon which is deposited in the epidermis of the leaf.
Another point that should be mentioned is the brittleness of the tail.
Connected with its brittleness are some very singular facts.
Even in normal quantity it is said to cause “brittleness” or “shortness.”
The modern writer of comedies may be said to boast of the brittleness of his characters.
The latter increases the rigidity and decreases the brittleness of the candle.
You seem to have had a sort of inkling about my brittleness when you were here.
The carbon-content of steel is rarely greater than this, lest the brittleness be excessive.
That strength is good and brittleness bad goes without saying; but here a word is needed about hardness.