from The Century Dictionary.
- Brittle; easily broken.
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- adjective Obs. or Prov. Brittle; easily broken.
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- adjective Alternative form of
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- adjective having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
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From Middle English brikel, brekil, brukel ("easily broken or shattered"), from Old English *brycel, *brucol (as in hūsbrycel ("burglarious", literally "house-breaking"), scipbrucol ("destructive to shipping, causing shipwreck", literally "ship-breaking"), equivalent to break + -le. See also breakle.
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