flakiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flakiness having or breaking into thin crisp flakes
    • n flakiness informal terms for insanity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flakiness The state of being flaky.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flakiness The state of being flaky.
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Usage

In literature:

In the night it snowed, so the next day there was more of the white flaky substance on the ground.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
High model, varnish of much brilliancy, but flaky.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Use flaky graphite and kerosene oil.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
His biscuits came to the table hot and flaky, his bacon was done to a turn.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Her window was glazed with thick flaky glass, through which nothing could be seen distinctly.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau
Genuine, too, were his praises of Lucy's cooking; of her flaky buscuits and mealy potatoes.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Theodosia had listened in silence, as she poured his tea and passed him her hot, flaky biscuits.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The outside crust was hard but palatable and the inside was soft and flaky like home-made bread.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
This makes a light, crisp, flaky and delicious pie crust.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
It produces the most delightfully white, light and flaky biscuits.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Down from the flaky North with clash,
Swathed in his beard of flashing sleet,
With steeds of winds that jangling beat
Life from the world, and roaring dash,--
"The White Evening" by Madison Julius Cawein
By the rose-flesh mushrooms, undivulged
Last evening—-nay, in to-day's first dew
Yon sudden coral nipple bulged,
Where a freaked fawn-coloured flaky crew
Of toadstools peep indulged.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning

In news:

Flaky Web sites riddled with error messages and dead ends are not only annoying for visitors but difficult for site operators to troubleshoot.
Pecans, walnuts, peanuts, and pine nuts are swirled with luscious butter toffee , then topped with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
You want to write prose, poetry or screenplays, but your dreams are also filled with chocolatey ice cream sandwiches and flaky cinnamon walnut pastries.
We've used trout here, but another flaky fish, such as haddock or whitefish, would work just as well.
Flaky crust is key to rugelach.
Former washingtonpost.com blogger Kim O'Donnel put together a comprehensive guide for flaky crusts in 2008.
My fat of choice is Crisco for its neutral flavor and flaky result.
This puzzle considers how to take advantage of the flaky oracles one is likely to find.
If you've experienced dull hair, limp strands, or a flaky scalp, it might not be just because of the weather.
1 can of jumbo style flaky biscuits.
Here are the best products to winterize your body, so you can dodge that flaky feeling from head to toe.
Down showed why 'flaky' is a tag that doesn't sit well.
The flaky crunch of purchased puff pastry makes a delicious starting point for simple party snacks.
Make a fuss-free, flaky appetizer or dessert with frozen store-bought puff pastry .
Even our Test Kitchen team can't figure out how the layers of our Four-Layer Pecan Pie magically come together but they do and the result is a contrast of creamy filling, crunchy pecans , and a flaky refrigerated pie crust.
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In science:

Flaky art, modern masterpieces are crumbling.
Collecting and Preserving Videogames and Their Related Materials: A Review of Current Practice, Game-Related Archives and Research Projects
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