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  • adj. That can be shattered.


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  • Materials and Design Yesterday's heavy, shatterable glass has given way to polycarbonate and CR-39 plastic.

    Through the Shooting Glass

  • Really, he felt built of ice: cold but also brittle, all fractured inside-as if shatterable, as if see-through.

    Excerpt from Darin Strauss's "More Than It Hurts You"

  • Although the manual is at pains to address itself to men as well as women, it does a poor job of disguising its basic assumption that men are natural predators and that women are at one and the same time sacred vessels, shatterable at a touch, and the traffic managers of love.

    Sexual Separatism

  • When you buy a film company all you get with purchase is a library of already-completed films and a delicate, easily shatterable relationship with creative producers, writers, directors, artisans, and agents.

    The Cinema Future Belongs to the Talented and the Skilled and Canada's Future is Bright

  • Cooper hurled his canisters of penetrating gas, Adlington his atomic iron explosive bombs, Spencer his indestructible armor-piercing projectiles, and Dutton his shatterable flasks of the quintessence of corrosion -- a sticky, tacky liquid of such dire potency that only one rare Solarian element could contain it.


  • Dashable (shatterable) windows were not invented until thousands of years later, by a different civilization.

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