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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crazing  \Craz"ing\,  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  of  {Craze},  v.  Hence:  n. 
  Fine  cracks  resulting  from  shrinkage  on  the  surface  of  glazed 
  pottery,  concrete,  or  other  material.  The  admired  crackle  in 
  some  Oriental  potteries  and  porcelains  is  crazing  produced  in 
  a  foreseen  and  regulated  way  In  common  pottery  it  is  often 
  the  result  of  exposure  to  undue  heat,  and  the  beginning  of 
  disintegration. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craze  \Craze\  (kr[=a]z),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crazed} 
  (kr[=a]zd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crazing}.]  [OE.  crasen  to  break, 
  fr  Scand.,  perh.  through  OF.;  cf  Sw  krasa  to  crackle, 
  sl[*a]  i  kras,  to  break  to  pieces,  F.  ['e]craser  to  crush, 
  fr  the  Scand.  Cf  {Crash}.] 
  1.  To  break  into  pieces;  to  crush;  to  grind  to  powder.  See 
  {Crase}. 
 
  God,  looking  forth,  will  trouble  all  his  host,  And 
  craze  their  chariot  wheels.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  weaken;  to  impair;  to  render  decrepit.  [Obs.] 
 
  Till  length  of  years,  And  sedentary  numbness,  craze 
  my  limbs.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  derange  the  intellect  of  to  render  insane. 
 
  Any  man  .  .  .  that  is  crazed  and  out  of  his  wits. 
  --Tilloston. 
 
  Grief  hath  crazed  my  wits.  --Shak. 




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