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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 quintessential choice for a communal fish fry, snook are lauded for their white, mild taste and flaky texture.
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10 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY that this flaky topography might emerge from crystalline defects and impurities in the tin diselenide, which would enable underlying sheets to begin eroding before overlying layers have completely disappeared.
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has been granted a patent for a pigment aqueous-medium dispersion being a dispersion of a pigment in an aqueous medium, wherein the pigment is a flaky titanic acid obtained by treating a layered titanate with an acid, reacting the treated layered titanate with an organic basic compound to swell or delaminate an interlaminar portion of the treated layered titanate and obtain an intermediate flaky titanic acid, and treating the intermediate flaky titanic acid with a metal alkoxide in an aqueous medium to obtain the flaky titanic acid, the flaky titanic acid having an average longer diameter of 5 to 30 pm and an average thickness of 0.
Each piece delivers layer after layer of delicious flaky nutty crunch and is hand dipped in either white or dark chocolate.