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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flake \Flake\ (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, Sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, Dan. flage snowflake. Cf. Flag a flat stone.] 1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish. "Lottle flakes of scurf." --Addison. [1913 Webster] Great flakes of ice encompassing our boat. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash. [1913 Webster] With flakes of ruddy fire. --Somerville. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) A sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes. [1913 Webster] 4. a person who behaves strangely; a flaky[2] person. [Colloq.] [PJC] Flake knife (Arch[ae]ol.), a cutting instrument used by savage tribes, made of a flake or chip of hard stone. --Tylor. Flake stand, the cooling tub or vessel of a still worm. --Knight. Flake white. (Paint.) (a) The purest white lead, in the form of flakes or scales. (b) The trisnitrate of bismuth. --Ure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

White \White\, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1. [1913 Webster] Finely attired in a of white. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot. [1913 Webster] 'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men. [1913 Webster] 5. A white pigment; as, Venice white. [1913 Webster] 6. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage. [1913 Webster] Black and white. See under Black. Flake white, Paris white, etc. See under Flack, Paris, etc. White of a seed (Bot.), the albumen. See Albumen, 2. White of egg, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar, with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it contains. --Parr. White of the eye (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea. [1913 Webster]