flake
 n.— «One of the shrewd ways in which the boys made concealment was by lifting a flake of hay from the stack and making a hole beneath it. Upon letting the flake of weather-beaten thatch fall back into place, all signs of the nest disappeared.» —by Hamlin Garland Boy Life on the Prairie (New York) , 1899. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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