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crackle

1. intentional crazing in the glaze of a piece of porcelain or pottery
2. porcelain or pottery so decorated

Crackle

 

a network of fine cracks on the glazed surface of ceramic goods. Crackle is created for ornamental effect, using the difference in the expansion coefficients of the crock and the glaze during firing.

crackle

In painting, a paint or lacquer designed to develop a network of fine cracks when applied over a softer undercoat.
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There was no furniture, save a single long dresser covered with coarse crockery, and a number of wooden benches and trestles, the legs of which sank deeply into the soft clay floor, while the only light, save that of the fire, was furnished by three torches stuck in sockets on the wall, which flickered and crackled, giving forth a strong resinous odor.
Although the heat was so intense that the paint on the houses over against the prison, parched and crackled up, and swelling into boils, as it were from excess of torture, broke and crumbled away; although the glass fell from the window-sashes, and the lead and iron on the roofs blistered the incautious hand that touched them, and the sparrows in the eaves took wing, and rendered giddy by the smoke, fell fluttering down upon the blazing pile; still the fire was tended unceasingly by busy hands, and round it, men were going always.
4 When the meat is cooked, if the skin still hasn't crackled, cheat.
In contrast, two works by Garrison W Coverdale added wit and whimsy to their crackled surfaces.
Then, as it crackled on, unabated, he said in a subdued voice: "Sounds like the frying pan.
This crackled glaze remains a hallmark of collectible Satsuma to this day.
The opening allegro crackled with masculine high jinks.
Ruth Nebron noted that her recipe produces thick, chewy cookies with crackled, sugary tops.
These aren't just gargantuan variations on the bubble, that first shape of the glass-blowing art, but--in their gentle, uneven contours and crackled, irridescent surfaces--they echo the transformation of matter from the atom to the black hole.
6, when it will pass within 699 miles of the crackled surface.
When San Francisco's Lines Contemporary Ballet first appeared in New York City two years ago, the stage of the Joyce Theater crackled.