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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All I remember about the series is some creepy skin flaking and peeling human form aliens.
There would probably be substantial cracking and flaking which is difficult and expensive to fix.
Nothing will get you marked DNU (do not use) faster than what they call "flaking" on a shop.
Watch closely for signs of infection, such as flaking that looks like itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.
Watch closely for signs of infection such as flaking that looks like dandruff, white patchy scaling, itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.
Christina Schmid, whose husband Staff Sergeant Olaf died in October last year while defusing an IED near Sangin, said he was "flaking" with exhaustion because of
But researchers had previously made graphene transistors via time-consuming methods, such as flaking off graphene sheets from graphite.
She's been "flaking" on meetings and making "ridiculous" demands, like being flown by private plane between locations and being protected by "crazy" amounts of security.
You tuck in eagerly, buttery pastry flaking into your lap, as the sun rises and burns night from the sky - as the night's fog dissipates, rolls back into the sea.
I've loaded nickel plated brass for a 25-06 with good results but I only neck-size it, haven't had any flaking problems so far.