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flake


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flake  \Flake\,  n.  [Etym.  uncertain;  cf  1st  {Fake}.] 
  A  flat  layer,  or  fake,  of  a  coiled  cable. 
 
  Flake  after  flake  ran  out  of  the  tubs,  until  we  were 
  compelled  to  hand  the  end  of  our  line  to  the  second 
  mate.  --F.  T. 
  Bullen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flake  \Flake\  (fl[=a]k),  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  flaki,  fleki  Dan.  flage, 
  D.  vlaak.] 
  1.  A  paling;  a  hurdle.  [prov.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  A  platform  of  hurdles,  or  small  sticks  made  fast  or 
  interwoven,  supported  by  stanchions,  for  drying  codfish 
  and  other  things 
 
  You  shall  also  after  they  be  ripe,  neither  suffer 
  them  to  have  straw  nor  fern  under  them  but  lay  them 
  either  upon  some  smooth  table,  boards,  or  flakes  of 
  wands,  and  they  will  last  the  longer.  --English 
  Husbandman. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  A  small  stage  hung  over  a  vessel's  side  for 
  workmen  to  stand  on  in  calking,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flake  \Flake\  (fl[=a]k),  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  flakna  to  flake  off 
  split,  flagna  to  flake  off  Sw  flaga  flaw,  flake,  flake 
  plate,  Dan.  flage  snowflake.  Cf  {Flag}  a  flat  stone.] 
  1.  A  loose  filmy  mass  or  a  thin  chiplike  layer  of  anything  a 
  film;  flock;  lamina;  layer;  scale;  as  a  flake  of  snow, 
  tallow,  or  fish.  ``Lottle  flakes  of  scurf.''  --Addison. 
 
  Great  flakes  of  ice  encompassing  our  boat.  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  A  little  particle  of  lighted  or  incandescent  matter, 
  darted  from  a  fire;  a  flash. 
 
  With  flakes  of  ruddy  fire.  --Somerville. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  sort  of  carnation  with  only  two  colors  in  the 
  flower,  the  petals  having  large  stripes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flake  \Flake\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flaking}.] 
  To  form  into  flakes.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flake  \Flake\,  v.  i. 
  To  separate  in  flakes;  to  peel  or  scale  off 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flake 
  n  1:  a  crystal  of  snow  [syn:  {snowflake}] 
  2:  a  small  fragment  of  something  broken  off  from  the  whole;  "a 
  bit  of  rock  caught  him  in  the  eye"  [syn:  {bit},  {chip},  {fleck}, 
  {scrap}] 
  v  1:  form  into  flakes 
  2:  cover  with  flakes  or  as  if  with  flakes 
  3:  come  off  in  flakes  or  thin  small  pieces;  "The  paint  in  my 
  house  is  peeling  off"  [syn:  {peel  off},  {peel},  {flake  off}] 




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