Definition of Scales
1. Noun. (plural of ''scale'') ¹
2. Noun. A device for weighing goods for sale. ¹
3. Verb. (third-person singular of ''scale'') ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Scales
1. scale [v] - See also: scale
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Literary usage of Scales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"scales falling away from the persistent rachis of the flattened spikelets. ... scales acute or obtuse, not awned. Wings of the rachis none or very narrow. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Leafless shrubs with jointed branches and scales opposite the nodes ... D. scales peristent; seeds about as long aa scales ; bracts much shorter than ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"Carriers <g=>408(4)— Liability for Injury to sample scales in trunk shown by evidence. In action in justice court for damage to sample scales bolted in ..."
4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"His recognition as Lord scales m right of his wife followed in January 1460 his father took him to Sandwich, where both were surprised and captured by a ..."
5. Report (1905)
"Body long and slender; dorsal scales in 17 rows, keeled, head distinct and ... Body often rather stout and large; head distinct; dorsal scales in 19- 33 ..."
6. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"Wing cells short, and the scales suggesting Taeniorhynchus ; migues ... Head covered on median line with curved white scales, the remainder of the head with ..."
7. The History of Trade Unionism by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1902)
"The best exposition of the construction and working of Sliding scales is ... Details of numerous scales are given in the report made by a Committee to the ..."