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“… little tender flake okay Bobby tender …”

meanings of flake


  1. Dogfish.
  2. A carnation with only two colours in the flower, the petals having large stripes.
  3. A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on while calking, etc.
  4. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.
  5. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything.
  6. Alternative form of fake (“turn or coil of cable or hawser").
  7. A scale of a fish or similar animal.
  8. A prehistoric tool chipped out of stone.
  9. The meat of the gummy shark.
  10. A paling; a hurdle.
  11. A flat turn or tier of rope.
  12. A person who is impractical, flighty, unreliable, or inconsistent; especially with maintaining a living.


  1. To break or chip off in a flake.
  2. To prove unreliable or impractical; to abandon or desert, to fail to follow through.
  3. To hit (another person).
  4. To store an item such as rope or sail in layers.


  1. A surname​.

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