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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
1. Solid Matter
 
328. Brittleness.
 
  
NOUN:BRITTLENESS &c. adj.; fragility, friability, frangibility, fissility [rare], frailty, cold-shortness; house of -cards, - glass.
  
VERB:BE BRITTLE &c. adj.; live in a glass house.
  BREAK, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, crash, crush, break short, burst, fly, give way; fall to pieces; fall to dust; crumble -to, - into- dust.
  
ADJECTIVE:BRITTLE, brash [U. S.], frangible, breakable, friable, delicate, shattery [rare], fragile, frail, gimcrack, shivery, fissile; splitting &c. v.; lacerable, splintery, crisp, crimp, short, brittle as glass, cold-short; crisp as celery.
  
QUOTATION:Mistress of herself though china fall.—Pope

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