A: Brittle nails are the result of severe dehydration in the nail plates.
The clips holding it in place are brittle and easily breakable.
The dry lichen thallus is brittle, so fragments can be broken off easily and transported by wind or by animals.
Paul had tried to place a bolt to ease the take-off, but the brittle, weathered surface rock had foiled his valiant attempts.
In all cases with my sets, the badges stored in the brittle plastic bags have yellowed .
Feed supplements containing biotin and methionine may help to aid good quality hoof growth, especially for those horses with naturally brittle feet.
Osteoporosis Osteoporosis -- or brittle bones -- is one of the major health concerns for older women.
Cryogenic milling is used to break down some metals which become brittle at low temperatures.
The brittle bladder-fern, for instance, spread from the north and west to the South East and East Anglia.
Plastic deformation must not be carried beyond a certain point or brittle fracture is likely to result.
The Society knows of about 3500 people with brittle bones in all parts of the United Kingdom.
Material heterogeneity and loading history are fundamental to the initiation and evolution of distributed brittle deformation.
People with brittle asthma can have a fatal attack with no warning whatsoever.
The critical load for adhesion failure is easiest to identify in the case of a hard, relatively brittle film on a softer substrate.
Poor quality modern papers which have become brittle will not be copied.
You know, the days when you feel so brittle, like a slightest gust of wind might knock you down.
Be careful not to bend the wires too much, as the insulation gets brittle with age and exposure to oil.
These students, together with Chris Brittle another bursary recipient for sailing, are now part of the UK Sport England World-Class Potential program.
Japanese tissue, a thin yet extremely strong paper made from mulberry bushes, is used to repair brittle or damaged documents.
The kail grows brittle from the snow in my dank and cheerless garden.
A steel wire coat hanger could be used to show brittle fracture after ' working ' in the plastic stage.
Note the conchoidal brittle fractures observed in the top right corner.
Finally the brittle skin is peeled away to reveal beautifully delicate markings and smoky blushes.
Larvae of other echinoderms are also present in the plankton, like those of sea urchins, sea cucumbers and brittle stars.
Belgium is banning several products containing fluorine because it causes ' brittle bone disease '.
Looks like a volcanic flow with a surface of brittle fractures a result of mechanical erosion of the face.
This was also dangerous for already brittle areas of iron gall ink.
Associated vascular plants include brittle bladder-fern Cystopteris fragilis, green spleenwort Asplenium viride and glaucous meadow-grass Poa glauca.
Darkhawk smashed the now brittle bone golem to shards with his clawed fists and stepped toward the nagpa.
These failures might have dented the confidence of a player with a more brittle temperament, resulting in more tentative and indecisive future actions.
The piece is then fired again in a raku kiln to a point where the glaze has melted enough to form a brittle skin.
A brittle almond cookie base layered with butter nougat cream, soft caramel, roasted peanuts and milk chocolate.
Among the brittle stars you see occasional Dahlia Anemones in pink or orange or white.
Frequent tillage during a fallow year exposes the brittle, fleshy rhizomes to be gathered or they may dry out in hot weather.
Hmmm. ' A brief moment of brittle silence was broken by spluttering noises from Mark Turner (of Track and Classics) beside me.
Fissures, filled with calcite and sand, were pointed out, thought to be due to brittle fracture, as tectonic uplift occurred.
Brittle forests and rangelands around the state have produced wildfire conditions usually not seen until June or July.
The assurances on jobs look very brittle at the moment.