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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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A much-prized Gulf fish, the grouper has thick, white flaky meat.
The new lines are: Beef & Vegetable Pasty, created using tender Beef with Potatoes and Swede in a flaky puff pastry Cheese & Onion Slice--Rich Cheddar Cheese and Onion in a flaky puff pastry Steak Slice.
So when you get a recurring zit on the same part of your chin or have a perpetually congested or flaky forehead, your skin could be trying to tell you that there's a deeper health concern in need of attention.
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, has patented a composite powder that is comprised of a flaky substrate powder, seed particles selected from the group consisting of titanium oxide, zinc oxide, alumina, aluminum hydroxide, silica, iron oxide; and barium sulfate particles or zinc oxide particles.
The participants of the dinner ate artichokes in oil, fresh beans, crisp flaky pastry of Abant, pouf beurek, rolled sirloin steak with mushrooms, season salad and various Turkish deserts.
Cocoa Butter Body Scrub, pounds 12 at The Body Shop Perfect for buffing away flaky winter skin.
FRANCE: Clement Poitrenaud admits he had to lose his flaky image in order to fulfil his international potential.
Perfect for use during the winter when the cold, combined with the drying effects of central heating, can leave skin dry and flaky.
The Deluxe Showerwise Filtration System ($89) effectively reduces the minerals and impurities in shower water that are common culprits to less-than-shiny hair, itchy, flaky skin and burning eyes.
THE death of Paul Newman was marked by the usually flaky world of Hollywood paying genuine homage to one of the greatest acting talents to grace our screens.