scale moss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scale moss moss-like liverwort with tiny scalelike leaves; usually epiphytic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scale moss (Bot) any leafy-stemmed moss of the order Hepaticæ; -- so called from the small imbricated scalelike leaves of most of the species. See Hepatica, 2, and Jungermannia.
    • Scale moss See Hepatica.
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Usage

In literature:

The scales were thick and very old, like blackened moss.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Scaling the moss-capped saddle, they labored painfully, a hundred yards at a time.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
They are not so shagged with moss nor so scaled with lichens.
"In New England Fields and Woods" by Rowland E. Robinson
It was a drop of water in a tuft of moss, on a very big scale; that's just what it was.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
The scaled ferns still existing belong to the order of the club-mosses (Lycopodiaceae).
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
Lichens; Mosses, Scale Mosses, and Liverworts; Seaweeds.
"Selected List of Swan Sonnenschein & Co.'s Publications" by Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
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In science:

Actually the TRACE 171 ˚A images show moss over the ma jority of plage with large scale loops located only in the periphery (Figure 5).
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
We believe that these changes can be understood as the buffeting of the Lyα moss by chromospheric Hα jets similarly to the picture proposed by de Pontieu et al. (1999) for the 171 ˚A moss but extending it to much smaller spatial scales.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
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