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flaky

(ˈfleki)
1. mod. unreliable. I’m getting so flaky. Must be old age.
2. mod. habituated to the use of cocaine. (Drugs.) He looks a little flaky. Look at his eyes and nose.
3. and flako (ˈfleko) mod. alcohol intoxicated. Paul was flaky and couldn’t drive. Man is he flako!
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Fat Fact: The colder and harder the fat, the flakier the crust.
Using more water for the liquid will make a tougher cracker; using more shortening will make it flakier and crisper, and more flavorful, at the cost of putting more fat in your diet.
John Hollow, mill operations supervisor, admits he was skeptical about Nordberg's claim that the WF produced a flakier, or sliver-like, product which would be more amenable to grinding in a ball mill than the normal pebble feed.
The result is a product that produces flakier pastries, smoother sauces and more savory seafood, meats and vegetables.
They want him to spread that winning mentality to a dressing room, which in recent years has become flakier than an ice cream van full of 99s.
The thick, baked pastry is a world away from the lighter, flakier texture which befits a dessert pairing a savoury casing with the rich goodies within.
The Citizens' defence looked flakier than Joe Hart before his Head and Shoulders deal in the first half of the season, but they've tightened up recently and are yet to concede a goal since the turn of the year.
Prepare yourself for a day when your defences can be just a little flakier than usual.
Add one teaspoon of oil if you like your paratha flakier.
Ogilvy has a better record at finishing things off than the flakier Allenby and at 8-1 he must have every chance of adding to his first-time-out victory at Kapalua.
In formulas that use larger pieces of fat, the fat remains dispersed throughout the dough after mixing and creates flakier crust.
Quinn believes it is a lesson some of his flakier colleagues would be well advised to learn from.
Raising four small children clearly equipped her to cope with tears and tantrums from flakier fellow contestants.
Bonuses - not just in the City, they are popping up in the flakier reaches of the Civil Service - didn't rate a mention at all.
The longer the cold fat pieces can remain intact before melting, the flakier the finished baked good will become.