from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Breaking or tending to break into flakes.
  • v. Present participle of flake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of making flints, as for gun-locks, by striking off flakes from a mass of flint. See the extract.
  • n. The occurrence of streaks or spots of white, or lighter color, in organisms that are not usually white.


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  • My adjectival use: 'You need to remove the flaking paint first.'

    August 22, 2011