What does the word flake mean?

Usage examples for flake

  1. Having chosen what he thinks is a suitable stone, the Naga cuts off a flake of it, returns home, and sleeps on it with a view to dreaming of the stone. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  2. This was the only place where the old- time industry of the isles showed even a flake, so to speak, of its former greatness. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake