brittle

Form of tenacity which describes a mineral that gets hammered and results in a fine powder or small crumbs. Minerals that are not brittle are referred as Nonbrittle minerals. Brittle minerals leave a fine powder if scratched, which is the way to test a mineral to see if it is brittle
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Brittle

• (a.) Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.
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brittle

brickle adjective having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; `brittle bones`; `glass is brittle`; ``brickle` and `brickly` are dialectal`
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Brittle

Brit'tle adjective [ Middle English britel , brutel , Anglo-Saxon bryttian to dispense, from breótan to break; akin to Icelandic brytja , Swedish bryta , Danish bryde . Confer Brickle .] Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenac...
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brittle

adjective applied to minerals and rocks that rupture easily.
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brittle

Ambiguous term for a wine in the context of a wine address which is to be interpreted in the context of the description. It may include one edged Taste or a locked Overall impression (behavior, restrained) meant.
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brittle

easily broken 
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brittle

lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
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Brittle

Relates to tenacity. Most minerals are brittle, and will crumble when hit, as in iron pyrites.
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brittle

Structural behavior in which a material deforms permanently by fracturing.
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brittle

[adj] - lacking warmth and generosity of spirit 2. [adj] - (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured 3. [adj] - having little elasticity 4. [n] - caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
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