The effect produced is to sink the flaking, making it look solid and true to nature.
A minimum of flaking was used to finish the sides of the stem.
The New Market point has been found to differ in flaking as well as culturally from the Randolph type.
Though all its parts were there, these, except where rubbed clean by friction, were thick with rust and scaled with flaking paint.
I was to do the heating of the obsidian and Pitamakan was to do the flaking.
Dick snuffed the smell of parched dust, heated iron, and flaking paint with delight.
Careful secondary flaking in the form of short, often deep, flaking appears along the side edges.
The flaking used to bifurcate the stem appears to be of the same type as that used to bevel the stem edges.
And she left the door ajar as she swooshed down the hall and out the building, into the flaking snow.
This flaking, along with some fine retouch produced fine serrations along the blade edges.
"thin, flat piece," early 14c., possibly from Old English *flacca "flakes of snow," from Old Norse flak "loose or torn piece" (related to Old Norse fla "to skin," see flay), from Proto-Germanic *flago- (cf. Middle Dutch vlac, Dutch vlak "flat, level," Middle High German vlach, German Flocke "flake"); from PIE *plak- (1) "to be flat," extended form of root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
early 15c., "to fall in flakes," from flake (n.). Related: Flaked; flaking.
: Don't act so flake (1960s+ Baseball)
[all except police senses ultimately fr an attested phrase snow flakes, ''cocaine'']