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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (used of armor) having overlapping metal plates attached to a leather backing; Having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles.

Usage examples (41)
  • Noun : We gave the parents a baby scale. The butcher placed the meat on the scales
  • Noun : the scale of taxation; the social scale. ,the scale of a thermometer. ,These unions use different scales. ,How much is scale? ,All...
  • Verb (used with object) : to scale down wages
  • But when you hear about numbers and the Barack Obama numbers, the term scaled back is relative. for more
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