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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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The influence of folk music was felt at a young age, according to Brown: "When I was eight years old, John Denver's crackly Rocky Mountain High LP infected me with a disease from which I never recovered--a desire to play guitar and sing for people.
The radical anachronism of this style is wedded to empurpled dialogue, crackly, muffled sound tracks, and a playhouse aesthetic in costume and set design, in which everything looks handmade, outsize, and illogical, keyed to the (soap) operatic passions and masochistic emotions of Maddin's bushy-browed characters.
Don't be misled by Daniels' understated, crackly voice; he is excellent.
The metallic inner foil round the Bites was like wrapping paper -- pretty and crackly.
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Forget slick, this propulsive animation places the glory of the grainy, crackly, hissing material medium of film at the centre of its aesthetic universe.
A crackly radio and landmarks on the ground also helped Earhart find her way.
As stated in a recent The New York Times review, 'The Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas emerged from the 800-degree oven with admirably charred crusts whose blistered edges had a nice crackly exterior and a tender, chewy sponge.
The signature challenge is a classic creme brulee, which needs a nice, crackly topping, while Mary's technical challenge is the unusual Spaniche Windtorte, an indulgent Austrian medley of cream, fruit and meringue, decorated with fondant violets.
The grainy, crackly sound seems to contrast with the ideology of Young's Pono digital project against lower-quality formats, yet every imperfection is a jab to overpolished studio work.
It is difficult for us to recall how exciting it was to hear a crackly voice from thousands of miles away when today we can make instant contact via the internet with anyone anywhere.