stephanite


stephanite
Brittle Brit"tle, a. [OE. britel, brutel, AS. bryttian to dispense, fr. bre['o]tan to break; akin to Icel. brytja, Sw. bryta, Dan. bryde. Cf. {Brickle}.] Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious. [1913 Webster]

Farewell, thou pretty, brittle piece Of fine-cut crystal. --Cotton. [1913 Webster]

{Brittle silver ore}, the mineral {stephanite}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.