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synonyms for brittleness

  • frailty
  • delicacy
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How to use brittleness in a sentence

This serves to temper them, and take off their brittleness; great care here too must be taken of the degree of heat.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Both of these materials, however, make the yarn brittle, and other ingredients are combined with them to overcome the brittleness.
TEXTILESWILLIAM H. DOOLEY
The earlier tungsten lamps were very fragile, owing to the brittleness of the filament.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
You seem to have had a sort of inkling about my brittleness when you were here.
THE LETTERS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, VOLUME IIELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
It does not affect the hardness, but increases the elastic limit and reduces the brittleness of the steel.
OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
This troublesome quality of brittleness no doubt accounts for its being so seldom seen in gardens.
WOOD AND GARDENGERTRUDE JEKYLL
The brittleness of unannealed glass by change of temperature is sometimes very great.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
By the peculiar lumpiness of the parts, the brittleness of the hair, more or less hair loss, and the history.
ESSENTIALS OF DISEASES OF THE SKINHENRY WEIGHTMAN STELWAGON
God adulterated with men entails the weakness of iron and clay--Chocolate--brittleness!
THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIERC. T. STUDD
Avoid sand crucibles, as silicium may be reduced and absorbed by the aluminum, inducing brittleness.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 467, DECEMBER 13, 1884VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BRITTLENESS

  • brittleness
  • delicacy
  • frailty
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