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Definitions of scale:

part of speech: adjective

Scaly.

part of speech: noun

Very small sheet of dead skin; also applied to similar sheet of bone.

part of speech: noun

1. A thin plate of bone. 2. A small thin plate of horny epithelium, resembling a fish- scale, cast off from the skin. 3. To desquamate. 4. To remove tartar from the teeth.

part of speech: noun

A strip of metal, glass, or other substance, marked off in lines, for measuring.

Usage examples for scale:

  • It seemed that one winter night the child had sought to escape- crept out into the back- yard- tried to scale the wall- fallen back exhausted, and been found at morning on the stones in a dying state. "The Best Ghost Stories", Various
  • To- night we'll scale the heights. "Max", Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • On a gigantic scale an experiment, ultimately, on the world. "The Blue Germ", Martin Swayne

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