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 for Crazing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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              God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And
              craze their chariot wheels.           --Milton.
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     2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.]
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              Till length of years,
              And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs. --Milton.
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     3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
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              Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits.
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              Grief hath crazed my wits.            --Shak.
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