Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. AS. scealu, scalu, a shell, parings; akin to D. schaal, G. schale, OHG. scala, Dan. & Sw. skal, a shell, Dan. skiæl, a fish scale, Goth. skalja, tile, and E. shale, shell, and perhaps also to scale, of a balance; but perhaps rather fr. OF. escale, escaile, F. écaille, scale of a fish, and écale, shell of beans, pease, eggs, nuts, of German origin, and akin to Goth. skalja, G. schale,. See Shale
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scále, a balance; Dut. schaal, Ger. schale; allied to preceding word.
In literature:
In defiance of the officers, the peasant soldiers stormed Tripolitza and scaled the walls.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The scale of the Stellar World is immensely larger than the scale we are accustomed to on this Earth.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
The dimensions of the prominences may be inferred from the scale appended to the plate.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Focus the scale of the stage micrometer accurately; the lines will appear to be immediately below those of the eyepiece micrometer.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
I still find it desirable to practice scales for half an hour a day.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
Surely a curious chemistry, and conducted on an enormous scale!
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
But whenever the scale of measurement is made fine enough, differences at once appear.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Constantinople had it still, on a grander scale.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
These scales seem to behave somewhat differently from those of other species of Amanita.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
As we rise in the scale of the bird world we find nests provided for the eggs.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
The breaks that occur in average voices at certain points of the scale have established the divisions of the voice into registers.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
It was just the same shape as Dolly, but on a much larger scale.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Then he worked in Nat Scales' factory in Madison and in that of his former Marster, William Scales.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
It has fixed the form by a scale parallel in all cases to the extent of the principle.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The bud scales begin to drop in April, and by May Day the scales have fallen from the eyes of every branch in the forest.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
That is higher in the scale in which form predominates, that lower in which matter outweighs form.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The prefrontals are bordered posteriorly by one scale in two specimens, by two scales in three specimens, and by three scales in the other nine.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
These bud-scales, as will hereafter be shown, are themselves a kind of leaves.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The common failings of all these initiatives are a sort of genteel timidity and a defective sense of the scale of the enterprise before us.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
For this the rate was 2d., and the scale rose to 1s.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
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In poetry:
Uprises from the bottom
A young and handsome knight;
In golden scales he rises,
That glitter in the light.
"A Northern Legend" by William Cullen Bryant
"Now well-a-day!" said John o' the Scales' wife,
"Well-a-day, and woe is me!
Yesterday I was the lady of Lynne,
And now I am but John o' the Scales wife!"
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
Wouldst Thou our evils
Weigh, kind Father,
On Thine own justice's scale, Who'd know such fortune,
Who in virtues be so firm,
That coming for true judgment,
Would not be condemned?
"Song IV" by Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski
Be hushed, sad weepers, for your loved ones fell,
As warriors still should fall, in Freedom's cause;
For her they stormed the fort, and scaled the breach,
Victorious died, and earned a world's applause.
"Night Scene At The Fall of Sebastopol" by Janet Hamilton
Thrice only since, with blended might
The nations on that haughty height
Have met to scale the Heaven:
Thrice only might a Seraph's look
A moment's shade of sadness brook -
Such power to guilt was given.
"Monday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
A smile, a whispered 'Jesus', then the fulness of the day:
Made perfect in a little while his spirit passed away;
And leaning on the Bridegroom's arm he scaled the golden stair
Through all the baffled legions of the powers of the air
"Brevi Tempore Magnum Perfecit Opus" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
In news:
The data show that a type of particle decay happens more often than the leading description of how the universe works on subatomic scales says it should.
Obama Scales Back Campaign Finance Criticism After Claims Decried as ' Baseless '.
After a 30-year wait, one of my favorites - the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat - is finally available in 1/32 scale.
An Introduction to the Bebop Scale.
Time to scale things back.
Small-scale honey producers no longer need permits, inspections.
Agency Relies Too Heavily on Relative Value Scale Update Committee.
"This will be a large scale event" at the Nokia Theater, says an email to supporters.
Construction of one of the country's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants will begin this fall in the heart of Iowa.
Researchers, in the largest-scale simulation yet, hope to solve mystery of dark energy.
Small-Scale Regenerative Systems are Born.
There is a range of scales along 145th Street, some small.
Interesting thought for scale modelers.
Birmingham City Councilwoman Lashunda Scales recently denounced the inclusion of LGBT history in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
On every level at every scale.
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In science:
More information is given there. • double SCALUP : scale of the event in GeV, as used for calculation of PDFs If the scale has not been deﬁned, this should be denoted by setting the scale to –1.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
The scale-invariance property (1) can be qualiﬁed as a continuous scale-invariance in the sense that the relation is a strict equality for the continuum of scales 0 < l ≤ T .
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
In the scaling limit, one expects these moments to scale as Zn ≈ (r/R)τ (n) , where the multifractal scaling exponents τ (n) vary in a non-linear way with n [30, 31, 32, 33].
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
These results suggest that the scaling properties of the small-world network determine the scaling of the random walk; hence, to ﬁnd a scaling collapse, one must keep the average number of shortcuts, x, constant.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
One consequence is that the local dynamical time scale (i.e. the orbital time scale) is much shorter than the time scale on which the disk evolves.
Early Disk Evolution
Since the interaction length is γ−1 , one starts by a suitable scale transformation such that on the new scale, which we call the macroscopic scale, the interaction length becomes one.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
Scale-free networks are uncorrelated at short time scales; while anticorrelated at longer time scales and the anticorrelation becoming stronger with the increase of pre .
Detrended fluctuation analysis on the correlations of complex networks under attack and repair strategy
FIG. 2: Scaling behavior of the root-mean-square (rms) ﬂuctuation function F (n) as a function of the scale n, for series kmax of random graphs (RG) and scale-free networks (SF) under N = 1000 and pre = 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, respectively.
Detrended fluctuation analysis on the correlations of complex networks under attack and repair strategy
FIG. 4: Scaling behavior of the root-mean-square (rms) ﬂuctuation function F (n) as a function of the scale n, for series hki of (a) random graphs (RG) and (b) scale-free networks (SF), under N = 1000 and pre = 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, respectively.
Detrended fluctuation analysis on the correlations of complex networks under attack and repair strategy
According to the analysis of the maximum degree kmax representing the local property of the system, we ﬁnd that both random graphs and scale-free networks exhibit the similar scaling behaviors, which suggest that the ﬂuctuations are quite random at short time scales but strong anticorrelated at longer time scales.
Detrended fluctuation analysis on the correlations of complex networks under attack and repair strategy
Random graphs show long-range power-law correlations; while scale-free networks are uncorrelated at short time scales but display anticorrelations at longer time scales.
Detrended fluctuation analysis on the correlations of complex networks under attack and repair strategy
As we show in §8 our simulations have a softening of the order of only 20% of the disk scale lengths and give robust and likely converging results at scales corresponding to the typical scale length of stellar disks.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
The high redshift histogram (scale on the right) has been scaled to the low redshift histogram (scale on the left) for display purposes.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
As has been noticed already in the elliptic theory [12, 23], two asymptotic scales are required with respect to regularity theory using G∞ (Ω): the usual scale deﬁning the representatives of the elements of the Colombeau algebra and the so called slow scale.
Generalized Oscillatory Integrals and Fourier Integral Operators
Both regions come in two different versions, depending on what asymptotic scale is chosen (normal scale or slow scale), which in turn correspond to G - or G∞ -regularity.
Generalized Oscillatory Integrals and Fourier Integral Operators
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