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brittle

/brit·tle/ (brit´'l)
1. easily broken, snapped, or cracked, especially under slight pressure.
2. easily disrupted.
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150-1, the lines Dover Wilson notes as paralleled by 82:2730, where 'this little measure' seems to have been prompted by the verbal 'measure' of 82:17 and 22); (8) the notion that ambition itself should be of a sturdier substance: 'of a brittler mettall then glasse is this we call Ambition made .
By the time we get to 1991 (essay (essay 20) Taruskin gives the following judgement of Norrington (apparently applied to all his work, not, just the Ninth): in comparison to the work of Toscanini, Furtwangler and Nikisch, his `is fleeter, lighter, drier, brittler, more uniform in every way.
As a result, fewer uncracked ligament bridges form, and the aging teeth become brittler.