Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cracking; a chink or rift.
- n. In pottery, a separating of the glaze from the body, forming blisters which are easily broken.
- v. present participle of craze.
- n. A covering of fine cracks on a hard smooth surface such as a glazed object or car exterior.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Fine cracks resulting from shrinkage on the surface of glazed pottery, concrete, or other material. The admired crackle in some Oriental potteries and porcelains is crazing produced in a foreseen and regulated way. In common pottery it is often the result of exposure to undue heat, and the beginning of disintegration.
“You know the ones with the stress marks they call crazing?”
“It is about 10″ in diameter and in good condition with overall crazing, which is why we recommend it for display use only.”
“The worst kind of crazing comes with brown staining in and around it, and this can totally ruin the look of a piece.”
“This kind of crazing is called delayed crazing or moisture crazing. body contracts more: This example shows a body with higher expansion rate than the glaze.”
“So, you have cleaned up your item and maybe you now discover that there is crazing present.”
“The average cost of replacement is what has the current tech switch crazing all the media producers.”
“The skin on her forehead wrinkled in puzzlement, her perfectly painted face crazing over with tiny cracks.”
“The cracks crazing across the sky drove them both to distraction.”
“See, I saw a flare all crazing up around the head of the old past, the priest, and I said I saw a crow of fire and they said who?”
“Some were high-fired, some were raku -- put into a wood fire that forced smoke into the crazing of the porcelain, highlighting the crackled effect.”
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