(?), a. 1. Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.
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What showers of mortal hail, what flaky fires!
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A flaky weight of winter's purest snows.
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2. prone to strange or erratic behavior; -- of persons.

3. odd, unpredictable or unconventional; offbeat; whacky; -- of behavior.

4. unpredictable, erratic, or unreliable; -- of machinery, especially electronic devices. "a flaky computer board."


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