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scale [2].



1 : one of the small stiff plates that cover much of the body of some animals (as fish and snakes)

2 : a thin layer or part suggesting a fish scale <the scales on a butterfly's wing>

scaled \'sk[macron over a]ld\ adjective

scale*less \'sk[macron over a]l-l[schwa]s\ adjective <a scaleless fish>

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