Usage examples for brittle

  1. He was tall and very thin, and his white skin clothed his bones like brittle paper. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  2. Joey's laugh was brittle. – The Prophetic Camera by John McGreevey
  3. Rarush Durmar Turkey Brittle; mellow; nutty. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  4. To pierce these brittle preparations for preservation is hazardous, and it is a better way to mount them with gum on card, placing some examples on their back. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  5. Soda does not suit as well as potash, as it has a tendency to leave the fibre harsh in feel and somewhat brittle, yet on account of its being so much cheaper it is the most largely used. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  6. Tahajo, ancient and brittle as the stalks around them, bent over and brushed Atiba's dusty feet. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  7. Her dry brittle tone was anything but reassuring. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  8. The trunks rose about them in tremendous columns, thorns clutched their garments, and twigs and brittle branches snapped beneath their feet. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  9. Jed broke brittle branches from a tree that had fallen and died, and Pete built a fire. – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  10. " You have made your point, Mr. Alhamid," he said in a brittle voice. – Anchorite by Randall Garrett
  11. And which in time shall like the bird encased By brittle shell, break forth and fly aloft, Singing to startled worlds sweet freedom's song. – 'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts by Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy)
  12. " View that well," exclaimed Mr. Brittle, in a transport of enthusiasm, " for such a specimen not one of half the size has ever been imported to Europe. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  13. Their limbs had not been twisted off as a freak of the fall but had been cleanly broken off, as though the bodies had suddenly become brittle and had shattered on their impact with the ground. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  14. Legs snapped off as though the entire flesh had become brittle. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  15. Exactly as before, I was your little skylark, your doll, which you would in future treat with doubly gentle care, because it was so brittle and fragile. – A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  16. It's brittle stuff it's made of, and most likely I should have smashed it 'fore I got it home. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  17. The only busy men in town are those who stand by the seething oil- pots and manufacture the brittle forage of the browsing herds. – Castilian Days by John Hay