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    Hello teachers and members

    In After rain (W. Trevor) there is a sentence:

    In church 'Harriet walks slowly past flaring candles and the tomb of a local family, past the relics of the altar, and the story of Santa Fabiola flaking in a side chapel.'

    Please someone tell me what is meaning of underlined words. Many thanks

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    I assume that the story of this saint is painted on the wall of the side chapel and is beginning to flake off. Small flakes of the paint are falling / have fallen from the wall.
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    It sounds to me like it's referring to an old fading painting or mural with bits of paint falling off.

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