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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 UK is looking flakier and f lakier in order to satisfy the lunatic fringe of one party.
6 JONATHAN JOSEPH In defence, he was often flakier than a 99 dished up by Mr Whippy on Porthcawl seafront.
NO one expected Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, trapped beneath more than 25 feet of hard, blue ice ( different from snow which is softer and flakier), to be alive.
Lighter and flakier than pita chips, the triangle-shaped Naan Chips are made with whole grain wheat flour, and the flavors are baked into the dough and not dusted on the surface.They can be dipped in hummus, guacamole or other dips, enjoyed with cheese or just eaten on their own, say company officials.
On a lighter, flakier note, Talk of the Table features babka, and we make sure to address the quintessential debate: Chocolate or cinnamon?
These are made from bread that is baked by passing an electric current through the dough, which makes the crumbs flakier, lighter, and ensures they absorb less oil.
We can leave a discussion of the more modern gods of the popular press and the flakier end of the internet to another day, but it might be fair to say that a becoming self-effacement is not immediately obvious among their virtues, any more than it is in the case of the Stones.
Among flakier types, it apparently described any redeeming feature whatsoever.
So let me explain my confidence, and the 'reasoning' behind the possibly flakier speculations about other West Midlands councils.
However, preparation is everything; creamy chowders love buttery chardonnays, tomato and garlic based stews prefer a more rounded red like tempranillo, and grilled whole fish, well-seasoned and oiled, do well with reds - flakier fleshed fish like snapper better with lighter young reds, dense-fleshed fish including swordfish, tuna and halibut able to manage medium-bodied reds such as Rioja, Burgundy and barbera.
"Panko, Japanese style breadcrumbs, available in supermarkets and delis, have a flakier consistency and the end result is crispier and crunchier."