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  • n. The state or quality of being frangible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being frangible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being frangible.

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

  • n. quality of being easily damaged or destroyed


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  • I love everything about it: its translucency, its frangibility, its ragged edges, its bruises and discolorations.

    Trying to Keep Parallel Narratives on the Rails

  • There are two advantages to frangibility in varmint bullets.

    Gun Geezer Makes Muscatel* Mist

  • Technical criteria of interest for this application include density, frangibility, and barrel wear.

    Alternatives for significant uses of lead in Massachusetts

  • To understand the magnificence of the wonderful structure, the reader must have in mind the laws affecting light in transmission through water -- the frangibility of the rays, the frequent alternations in dispersion, reflection, interference and accidental and complementary color.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

  • It was cool without being chill, and took the warmth of one's hand flatteringly soon, as if it liked to do so, yet kept its freshness; it was smooth without being glossy, mat as a pearl, and as delightful to roll in the hand; and of an exquisite, alarming frangibility that gave it, in its small way, that flavour which belongs to pleasures that are dogged by the danger of a violent end.

    The Judge

  • Four years at one school give opportunities which are illimitable, but the present writer knew neither of them in the bread-and-butter period, and was properly reproved by the one and snubbed by the other when, in the supposed superiority of his years and co-extensive views on the frangibility of feminine friendship, he had sought to raise the veil of the past and peer into the archives of those school-days.

    Marion's Faith.

  • Dogs and young horses, with those which have become sufficiently aged for their bones to have acquired an enhanced degree of frangibility, are more liable than those which have not exceeded the time of their prime.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • The history of rachitis, of melanosis, and of osteoporosis, as related to an abnormal frangibility of the bones, is a part of our common medical knowledge.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Whatever the cause, his brain had a rift of ruin in it, from the start, and though his delicate touch often stole a new grace from classic antiquity, it was the frangibility, the quick decay, the fall of all lovely and noble things, that excited and engaged him.

    A Study Of Hawthorne

  • Michael Haykin says that "reading expressions of love from the past can be a helpful way of responding to the frangibility of Christian marriage in our day."

    Challies Dot Com


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