from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Glazed pottery or glassware bearing a decorative surface network of fine cracks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Articles made with a crackle glaze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See crackle, n., 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as crackle-porcelain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface


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crackle +‎ -ware


  • The natural redness of his face had gone, leaving it a network of tiny red veins so that his skin looked like crackleware.

    Death of a Ghost

  • Five minutes later, as they sat round sipping out of the famous crackleware cups mentioned in so many books of reminiscence, the sensation of calamity which had returned to Mr Campion as he came up the staircase burst into his fullest mind.

    Death of a Ghost

  • The striped breastplate of a damascened suit of Milanese armour glittered in one corner; loves and nymphs of porcelain, Chinese grotesques, vases of _céladon_ and crackleware, Saxon and old Sèvres cups encumbered the shelves and nooks of the apartment.

    The Mummy's Foot


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