brittlely

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brittle (ˈbrɪtəl)
 
adj
1.  easily cracked, snapped, or broken; fragile
2.  curt or irritable: a brittle reply
3.  hard or sharp in quality
 
n
4.  a crunchy sweet made with treacle and nuts: peanut brittle
 
[C14: from Old English brytel (unattested); related to brytsen fragment, brēotan to break]
 
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