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scale

Part of speech: Noun

One of the pans of a balance; often in the plural, a balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; one of the small bony or horny plates covering fish, and certain snakes and insects; one of the thick leaves which protect the bud of a plant in winter; any thin layer like a scale; a graduated measure; especially, a series of marks designating proportionately greater distances; as, the scale of miles on a map; in music, a series of tones, regularly ascending or descending in an octave or more; a progressive series; as, a scale of taxation; proportion between a representation and what it represents; as, a drawing on the scale of an inch to a foot; basis for a system of numbering; as, the decimal scale.

Part of speech: Verb

To strip of scales; weigh; measure; climb over, as by a ladder; clamber up; ascend by climbing.

Part of speech: Verb

To separate and come off in layers; peel.

Part of speech: Adjective

Scaly.

Part of speech: Noun

Scaliness.

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