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It was brown as to crust, and flaky and light as to interior.

If properly made, it will be light and flaky, and the suet imperceptible.

Plainer tartlets may be made with short, flaky, or other pastry.

The cake came out of the oven light and flaky and beautiful.

His biscuits came to the table hot and flaky, his bacon was done to a turn.

Mutton should be a dull red, and its fat white, hard, and flaky.

It produces the most delightfully white, light and flaky biscuits.

There were flaky gray patches that hadn't been there when he sat down.

It is covered with a gray-brown bark, exfoliating in flaky scales.

Bob had touched the flaky ashes with the toe of his moccasin when saying this.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from flake + -y (2). Meaning "eccentric, crazy" first recorded 1959, said to be American English baseball slang, but probably from earlier druggie slang flake "cocaine" (1920s). Flake "eccentric person" is a 1968 back-formation from it.

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