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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cracking; a chink or rift.
  • noun In pottery, a separating of the glaze from the body, forming blisters which are easily broken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of craze.
  • noun A covering of fine cracks on a hard smooth surface such as a glazed object or car exterior.

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