Usage examples for frangible

  1. On arriving at Yuen- min- yuen I found a number of Chinese workmen busily employed in breaking open the packages, some in one place and some in another, to the no little danger of the globes, clocks, glass lustres, and such like frangible articles, many of which must inevitably have suffered under less careful and dexterous hands than those of the Chinese. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  2. These heads are heavier and more frangible than the genuine; they more readily become rough and unclean, and take a metallic streak from gold or silver, which is not the case with meerschaum heads. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  3. She loved her grand- parents, and she loved the young lord, and she could not get the two loves to dwell together peaceably in her mind- a common difficulty with our weak, easily divided, hardly united natures- frangible friable, readily distorted! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. For, your meerschaum is a fragile thing, and eminently frangible – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  5. Why should I tell you how all the rivers are frozen and solid, And from out of the lake frangible water is dug? – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow