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Use "flakes" in a sentence
"Dust mites thrive when there is enough to eat (human skin flakes), and the air is moist and warm."
"The snow fell gently through the pulseless air, not in flakes, but in tiny frost crystals of delicate design."
"So they would put the graphene flakes from the Scotch Tape on top of this silicon oxide substrate, and if you look under an optical microscope, it turns out that the light waves have an interference effect between the graphene and the thickness of the silicon oxide, and that interference effect shows allows you to see a single layer in an optical microscope."