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A network of fine cracks on or under the surface of a material such as enamel, glaze, metal, or plastic.
Development of a network of cracks on a metal surface.


In painting, a minute random cracking of a finish coat of paint due to uneven shrinking of the paint. In masonry, the appearance of very fine cracks while the surface is drying due to uneven contraction.

crazing, cracking, craze cracks

Fine, random cracks or fissures in a network on or under a surface of plaster, cement, mortar, concrete, ceramic coating, or paint film; caused by shrinkage.


A form of heat damage that occurs to transparent thermoplastic material. Canopies, side glasses, etc. are made of thermoplastic materials. Crazing manifests itself as a series of tiny, hairline cracks in the surface of the plastic. Crazing makes the plastic weak and reduces its transparency and in the worst cases, it makes the plastic become opaque.
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Craze Now new internet images show the craze has reached the streets of Birmingham, with one youngster balancing precariously on the back of the famous Bullring bull.
To facilitate the development of the local digital publishing industry, the MOEA will link up the existing 11 digital reading platforms, mostly coming into being amid the e-reader craze last year, into a mega platform this year.
The Baloyis hope the exposure of makarapas during the world's most watched sporting event will turn the helmets into a global craze for international football fans.
Craze shops, cooks and chats in front of a concrete landscape and his food refects the multi-culturalism of his upbringing in West London.
Milking is the new Internet craze that is now starting to replace online planking, which involved a person lying on streets or other public places face down with their hands by their sides.
The fact that it's alcohol and that you're trying to "outdo" the last person gives this latest craze an edge which has quite rightly drawn criticism.
Dunbar SNP councillor Paul McLellan said: "I would urge everyone - especially youngsters - in Dunbar not to join in in this craze as it has already taken lives.
Much like the Harlem Shuffle and other internet crazes, this one will be over in a matter of weeks.
It has seen people trying to outdo each other with more and more extreme versions of the craze.
Mr Craze returned an hour later to find something amiss as his dog was in the street.
On the other hand, from a microscopic viewpoint, the single craze is generated mainly at the crack tip.
We have always had ambitious growth goals for our products, and the partnership with Wild Craze will help make them a reality as we bring them to the marketplace," commented Mr.