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  • adj. superlative form of brittle: most brittle.


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  • I would like to think that we are approaching the deepest, brittlest nubbin of the Bush/Rove conspiracy to take over the

    Jane Smiley: Are We Done Yet?

  • They will start building a loose nest on the brittlest branch forthwith, and while the lady sits on her three eggs he will screech defiances to the high heavens and perform aerial gymnastics with delirious delight.

    Tropic Days

  • The solid trunk, nearly three feet in diameter, parted asunder as if it were the brittlest of vegetable matter.

    The Brigade Commander

  • And they not only duplicated those works of art but did it in the brittlest and most treacherous of substances -- glass: made them out of old brandy bottles flung out of the British camps; millions of tons of them.

    Following the Equator

  • _ Of your ignorance that a fig-tree is the brittlest of trees, especially when it is in leaf; and moreover of your tumble, when your head was just above the wall, and your hand (with the verses in it) on the very coping-stone.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • -- I do think I've got the brittlest I ever saw ... "

    V. V.'s Eyes


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