Next he looked about him for some shelter from the scorching and crazing sunshine.
This is the reverse of crazing and is caused by the glaze being too large for the body.
In the former case the crazing does not always appear at once and it grows worse upon standing.
Have her appear like an adventuress, drawing Rafael on, tearing him from his mother's arms after crazing him with love?
It was all crazing him, and his nails bit into his palms as he sat there, silent and heavy-breathed.
But how can I believe she does when I see that it is breaking her poor heart, and crazing her brain, and killing her?
Rich fusible clays added to hard clays may stop the crazing, or the fusing point may be lowered by the addition of spar.
Hard refractory clays often remain porous and are a fruitful source of crazing and breaking.
crazing also occurs when both body and glaze are correctly fired but there is an inherent disagreement in expansion.
Robertson turned swiftly in a frenzy of drink-begotten rage and crazing fear, and flung open the door.
mid-14c., crasen, craisen "to shatter," probably Germanic and perhaps ultimately from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse *krasa "shatter"), but entering English via an Old French form (cf. Modern French écraser). Original sense preserved in crazy quilt pattern and in reference to pottery glazing (1832). Mental sense perhaps comes via transferred sense of "be diseased or deformed" (mid-15c.), or it might be an image. Related: Crazed; crazing.
late 15c., "break down in health," from craze (v.) in its Middle English sense; this led to a noun sense of "mental breakdown," and by 1813 to the extension to "mania, fad," or, as The Century Dictionary (1902) defines it, "An unreasoning or capricious liking or affectation of liking, more or less sudden and temporary, and usually shared by a number of persons, especially in society, for something particular, uncommon, peculiar, or curious ...."