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flaky

(Or "flakey") Subject to frequent lossage. This use is of course related to the common slang use of the word to describe a person as eccentric, crazy, or just unreliable. A system that is flaky is working, sort of - enough that you are tempted to try to use it - but fails frequently enough that the odds in favour of finishing what you start are low. Commonwealth hackish prefers dodgy.
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The races were fantastic and we looked forward to visiting Flakey Dove the next day.
That was the first of numerous victories for Flakey Dove who enjoyed her finest hour when collecting the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham under Mark Dwyer in 1994.
A mum thought her daughter had gone flakey when she claimed to have won pounds 10,000 in a chocolate bar.
Wrapped in whimsical, brightly colored packaging, Choxie consists of several varieties, including Truffle Meltaways, Chocolate Truffle Bars, Thins, Flakey Truffles, Artisan Truffle Tiles, Truffle Temptations, Bitesize Chocolate Tins, Boxed Chocolates and Peanut Butter Bites.
COLIN Firth says being good looking is a handicap because people assume you're shallow and flakey.
Winner of the Champion Hurdle in 1988, he took high rank over fences before reverting to hurdles when last of five behind Flakey Dove at Haydock in January 1994.
Flakey: The AIC's prize-winning, second-generation mobile robot, Flakey, had real-time stereovision algorithms to distinguish and follow people, and the DECIPHER speech recognition system to respond to spoken commands.