Usage examples for brittle

  1. " You have made your point, Mr. Alhamid," he said in a brittle voice. – Anchorite by Randall Garrett
  2. Tahajo, ancient and brittle as the stalks around them, bent over and brushed Atiba's dusty feet. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  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. 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)
  6. 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
  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. " 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
  10. Joey's laugh was brittle. – The Prophetic Camera by John McGreevey
  11. Legs snapped off as though the entire flesh had become brittle. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  12. He was tall and very thin, and his white skin clothed his bones like brittle paper. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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