Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of crackle.
  • adj. Having a crackle, or glaze resembling many small cracks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with minute cracks in the glaze; -- said of some kinds of porcelain and fine earthenware.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with a network of small cracks: as, crackled porcelain or glass.

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Examples

  • The name crackled through the air, as if it were crystallizing.

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  • Then the word crackled over the radio: the enemy had surrendered; come on down.

    President Remarks At National Memorial Ceremony

  • Beams crisscrossing seemingly at random are meant to recall the crackled glaze on ancient Chinese ceramics.

    Olympian Architecture

  • I HAD JUST ABOUT GOTTEN HOME when the distress call crackled in: "Available units, proceed to three oh three Seventh, near Townsend."

    2nd Chance

  • On one recent day, the sound of men speaking in Pashto crackled over the Marines' scanner five minutes after the troops left the base to conduct a patrol.

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  • But as the 22nd runner, Nicole Zell, age 13, started her kilometer outside city hall in Manhattan shortly after noon, word crackled over radios in the sparse crowd that the Olympics were once more being seared by political animosity.

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  • But on Feb. 28, when that call crackled over the Metro Police radio, when an officer was shot rescuing an infant from what turned out to be a

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  • I HAD JUST ABOUT GOTTEN HOME when the distress call crackled in: "Available units, proceed to three oh three Seventh, near Townsend.

    2nd Chance

  • Flames crackled in the hearth, providing the room with heat, a necessity on this chill evening.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • A cold certainty crackled through Dante like winter frost.

    Etched in Bone

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