(Flake), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flaked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flaking.] To form into flakes. Pope.
(Flake), v. i. To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.
(Flak"i*ness) n. The state of being flaky.
(Flak"y) a. Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.
What showers of mortal hail, what flaky fires!Watts.
A flaky weight of winter's purest snows.Wordsworth.
(Flam) n. [Cf. AS. fleám, fl&aemacrm, flight. &radic 84 . Cf. Flimflam.] A freak or whim; also, a
falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion. [Obs.]
A perpetual abuse and flam upon posterity.South.
(Flam), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flamming.] To deceive with a falsehood.
God is not to be flammed off with lies.South.
(Flam"beau) ; n.; pl. Flambeaux (#) or Flambeaus [F., fr. OF. flambe flame, for flamble,
from L. flammula a little flame, dim. of flamma flame. See Flame.] A flaming torch, esp. one made
by combining together a number of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance (anciently, perhaps,
wax; in modern times, pitch or the like); hence, any torch.
(Flam*boy"ant) a. [F.] (Arch.) Characterized by waving or flamelike curves, as in the tracery
of windows, etc.; said of the later (15th century) French Gothic style.
(Flam*boy"er) n. [F. flamboyer to be bright.] (Bot.) A name given in the East and West
Indies to certain trees with brilliant blossoms, probably species of Cæsalpinia.
(Flame) n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr.
flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See Flagrant, and cf. Flamneau, Flamingo.]
1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
2. Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or
anger. "In a flame of zeal severe." Milton.
Where flames refin'd in breasts seraphic glow.Pope.
Smit with the love of sister arts we came,Pope.
And met congenial, mingling flame with flame.
3. Ardor of affection; the passion of love. Coleridge.
4. A person beloved; a sweetheart. Thackeray.
Syn. Blaze; brightness; ardor. See Blaze.
Flame bridge, a bridge wall. See Bridge, n., 5. Flame color, brilliant orange or yellow. B. Jonson.
Flame engine, an early name for the gas engine. Flame manometer, an instrument, invented