flake away from (something)

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flake away from (something)

To fall from something in small bits or pieces. Ugh, look at all the glitter that's flaked away from my birthday cards.
See also: away, flake
References in classic literature ?
When we had wound down toward the valley until we were about on the last spiral of the corkscrew, Harris's hat blew over the last remaining bit of precipice--a small cliff a hundred or hundred and fifty feet high--and sailed down toward a steep slant composed of rough chips and fragments which the weather had flaked away from the precipices.
King suffered a body blow when he was sidelined for six months when it was discovered some bone had flaked away from his femur.
The glass had flaked away from the reinforcing wire due to age.
However he suffered an injury in the October when it was discovered that some bone had flaked away from his femur.