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The museum stores all frangible articles in locked showcases.
  capable of being broken
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frangible frangibility
Strongly Associated with:   friable
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  • The museum stores all frangible articles in locked showcases.
  • Later, it had expanded to specialize in the nationwide express delivery of emergency medical supplies, refrigerated or otherwise delicately preserved blood and tissue samples, as well as expensive and frangible scientific instruments.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Near the southern tip of South America, where the wind sweeps the land like "the broom of God"-’Vaescoba de Dios, " as the locals say-I’d scaled a frightening, mile-high spike of vertical and overhanging granite called Cerro Torre; buffeted by hundred-knot winds, plastered with frangible atmospheric time, it was once (though no longer) thought to be the world’s hardest mountain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The preordained frangibility of the hymen: the presupposed intangibility of the thing in itself: the incongruity and disproportion between the selfprolonging tension of the thing proposed to be done and the selfabbreviating relaxation of the thing done; the fallaciously inferred debility of the female: the muscularity of the male: the variations of ethical codes: the natural grammatical transition by inversion involving no alteration of sense of an aorist preterite proposition (parsed…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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Associated words [difficulty]:   frangible [9] , friable [9]
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