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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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Pain au Chocolat- Our new and improved flakey croissant filled with chocolate and topped with confectioner's sugar and a chocolate drizzle
Double Chocolate CroisBun- Flakey, buttery Chocolate CroisBun filled with a rich chocolate cream for a holiday twist.
Flakey had to stay at the stud where she had recently become pregnant, but that was no problem because Ernie had arranged with the manager for us to go and see her there.
It was a very special day for Tom - and Ernie and Helen have invited us back to see Flakey when she has returned to them.
And who am I to say that could be because so many of them ARE shallow and flakey, Colin luvvie?
Two months later Flakey Dove won her own Champion Hurdle' at the end of the year she was fifth in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, a place ahead of Mysilv.
This is unbelievable as I also led in Flakey Dove after she won the Champion Hurdle.
Flakey Dove was bred, owned and trained by the Price family and is pictured with Helen Price.