One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘An effect of fluoride is that it causes brittleness, and it is interesting to note that the majority of dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste but do no support fluoridation of the water supply.’
- ‘Ben Stiller is perfect as the tightly-wound Chas - finally a role in which his strange brittleness works for him instead of against.’
- ‘With this, there is nothing to worry about brittleness or breakability.’
- ‘An overdose can be harmful to bones and skin, causing weakness and brittleness, even leading to fatigue and vomiting.’
- ‘Add the rice and turn up the heat, stirring to coat the rice and prevent it from sticking, and cook until a nutty smell and slight brittleness tell you it's time to add the liquid (about five minutes).’
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