• One of the Forms Of Egyptian Scales
    One of the Forms Of Egyptian Scales
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj scaled (used of armor) having overlapping metal plates attached to a leather backing
    • adj scaled having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Scaling' Logs on the Skids Scaling' Logs on the Skids
Face of Steel Square, Octagon, 'Eight-Square,' Scale Face of Steel Square, Octagon, 'Eight-Square,' Scale
Method of Using the Eight-Square Scale on the Steel-Square Method of Using the Eight-Square Scale on the Steel-Square
They wuz covered with bone instead of scales They wuz covered with bone instead of scales
SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range:...
Scale model of Aultman-Taylor steam tractor of 1892 Scale model of Aultman-Taylor steam tractor of 1892

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most lipstick contains fish scales
    • Scaled Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.
    • Scaled (Zoöl) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.
    • Scaled Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales
    • scaled Having scales, as a fish or reptile; scaly; squamate.
    • scaled Having scutella, as a bird's tarsus; scutellate. See cuts under Goura and Guttera.
    • scaled Having color-markings which resemble scales or produce a scaly appearance: as, a scaled dove or quail. See cuts under Scardafella and Callipepla.
    • scaled In entomology, covered with minute scales, as the wings of butterflies and moths, the bodies of many weevils, etc. See cut under scale, n.
    • scaled In heraldry, imbricated; covered with an imbricated pattern. See escalloped.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all creatures
    • Scaled having scales: covered with scales
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  • Plutarch
    “Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.”
  • Bible
    “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. [Psalms 18:29]”
  • Byron J. Langenfield
    Byron J. Langenfield
    “Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.”
  • Aesop
    “The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.”


Off the scale - If something goes off the scale, it far exceeds the normal standards, good or bad, for something.
Put your thumb on the scales - If you put your thumb on the scales, you try to influence the result of something in your favour.
Scales fall from your eyes - When the scales fall from your eyes, you suddenly realise the truth about something.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceale, scale, the scale of a fish; Ger. schale, shell.


In literature:

Her phrases seemed to rock, like a pair of scales, from excess to excess, on either side.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
These scales are very bad for trees, because with their long, slender beaks the scales pump out the sap.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Not a log do I scale for ye, Jimmy Bourke, till you give me a fit place to tally in.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
In making a drawing to scale, however, it is an excellent plan to draw a line and divide it off to suit the required scale.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
One must take things on the large scale.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Epidermis, or outer surface, which is a series of scales lying one upon the other.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The basis upon which one operates must be soundly constructed upon the theory of scale, and scale is mechanically determined.
"Color Value" by C. R. Clifford
If local public sentiment is not strongly in favour of school gardening, or is somewhat adverse, begin on a small scale.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Between marsh and river at the south was an immense hill, too steep and rugged for any practical purpose, and this they scaled.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
The surface is cracked and torn into triangular scales, showing the whitish color of the flesh between the scales.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
By Graphical Scale, that is, a drawn scale.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The apophysis represents the later and larger growth of the cone-scale.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Another expedition was got up on a grand scale.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Will you step into the scales and be weighed one by one by the Ten Commandments?
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
Solfeggios, for instance, and scales are extremely useful.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
The fact that birds have scales and hair as well as feathers shows their relation to these other forms of animal covering.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
"The Rosery Folk" by George Manville Fenn
The Boer is a representative on a grand scale of a type which no nation is without.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
The fleshy scales of the head and the soft "bottom" of the head are the parts used.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
If the morning repasts were on such a generous scale as that which we saw, the L200 could go but a little way.
"From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn" by Henry M. Field

In poetry:

"Alas! I was not born beneath
The virgin and the scales,
So I must curse my cruel stars,
And walk about in Wales."
"Faithless Sally Brown" by Thomas Hood
No golden weights can turn the scale
Of justice in His sight;
And what is wrong in woman's life
In man's cannot be right.
"A Double Standard" by Frances Ellen Watkins
'Hence with the woman in your speech,'
For nothing it avails
In woman's fashion to beseech
Where Justice holds the scales.'
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Aloft, in secret veins of air,
Blows the sweet breath of song,
O, few to scale those uplands dare,
Though they to all belong!
"Waldeinsamkeit" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once I thought to scale so soon
Heights above the changing moon;
Now, I thank God for delay—
To-day, it yet is called to-day.
"The Offering Of The New Law, The One Oblation Once Offered" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
I get no answer, near or far;
The mountains, though they soar so high,
And scale the pathless ether, are
No nearer unto God than I.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Omar Samra recovered from childhood asthma to become first Egyptian to scale Everest.
' Atrocity on a new scale'.
Like its competitors WellPoint and Aetna, UnitedHealth Group says it is planning a large-scale overhaul of the way it pays physicians.
Bulk Bag Filler with Scale and Conveyor System.
On June 1, a group of wealthy Indians and one (very) wealthy American will meet in Bangalore to discuss how philanthropy can be scaled up in India.
In weighing three summer job offers, Pittsburgh and longtime friends George Romero and Tom Atkins tipped the scale for actress Adrienne Barbeau .
It will not happen again at that scale.
A wildfire burns Monday in the Cajon Pass, between the Kenwood Avenue freeway offramp and the scales, near Devore.
King, Weary After Scaling His Great Mountain.
Added to the Compute-A-Charge® brand is a wireless RF scale.
But what if you fall somewhere between Ben Stein and Alan Greenspan on the charisma scale.
The units allow users to stop the belts and accurately calibrate the scale using known test weights.
On Wednesday morning, all of the 7th through 12th graders in Park City dug into a large scale day of volunteering.
Superheroes scale hospital for kids.
Proving that software can accomplish a lot without being overly complicated, Commence RM 2.0 offers a deliberately scaled-down approach to SFA without sacrificing what's needed to get the job done.

In science:

Thus, the scaling in Theorems 1.1 and 1.2 is of the same order as the annealed scaling but cannot be replaced by a deterministic scaling.
Quenched Limits for Transient, Ballistic, Sub-Gaussian One-Dimensional Random Walk in Random Environment
The time scale of the fast dynamics is ∼ 1/β , the time scale of the slow dynamics is ∼ 1/ ln k [see Fig. 1], so the time scale separation occurs when ln k ≪ β .
Noise enhanced persistence in a biochemical regulatory network with feedback control
All length scales in the effective dynamics scale with ℓ(t), so this dynamics leads to z = 1 + µ, giving the correct scaling of the diffusion front for all µ > 1 [recall (8)].
Duality between random trap and barrier models
The Gibson scale is defined such that δu(lG ) = Sl where δu(l) is the amplitude of the velocity fluctuations at the scale l (or equivalently the velocity difference over a scale l, i.e., δu(l) = u(l + x) − u(x)) and Sl is the laminar flame speed 1 .
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
Note that the scaling for Kc should be accompanied by the same scaling on Kb in classical dynamics and on ¯K (cid:48)b as well as f in the ¯µ(cid:48) -scheme; that is Kb , ¯K (cid:48)b , f −→ lKb , l ¯K (cid:48)b , lf .) On the other hand, the ¯µ-scheme does not respect this scaling.
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
The scaling symmetry regarding τ −→ ητ is also easy to understand, since there is no temporal scale introduced in the Hamiltonian.14 However, very surprisingly, the scaling symmetry involving τ −→ ητ is violated for both the ¯µ-scheme and the ¯µ(cid:48) -scheme phenomenological dynamics.
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
The scale of the incompatibility between quantum field measurements is determined by the scale of Planck’s constant, which also determines the scale of quantum fluctuations , whereas there is no incompatibility between random field measurements.
Equivalence of the Klein-Gordon random field and the complex Klein-Gordon quantum field
In the present setting, when it is assumed that E[W 3 ] < ∞, the scaling limit turns out to be a scaled version of the scaling limit for the Erd˝os-R´enyi random graph as identified in .
Scaling limits for critical inhomogeneous random graphs with finite third moments
Here the time averages are taken on the RC time scale t, i.e., for each timestep taken on the slow time scale, we require the periodic response of the boundary layers on the RC time scale to be determined.
Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages
The choice of the scaling factor N 1/α is related to the universal scaling properties of the L´evy distribution and for this reason can be viewed as a generalization of the scaling for Gaussian random matrices (α = 2).
Heavy-tailed random matrices
Scaling factors obtained from the VM decay widths into electrons [43, 44, 65] are expected to encompass wave function and soft effects; the use of the factors given in modi fies the scaled φ to ρ ratio very little and brings the scaled J/ψ to ρ ratio slightly below 1.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
Z ≈ 1 TeV is the typical supersymwhere ˜ατ ′ = y 2 metric mass scale close to the weak scale, and X represents the messenger scale as before.
Four Generations: SUSY and SUSY Breaking
We examine the small-scale and large-scale limits, and show that the wavelets are localized in the limit of small scales.
Wavelets on Graphs via Spectral Graph Theory
These correspond to the scaling function coefficients Sf (n) and wavelet coefficients Wf (tj , n) for the frame consisting of the scaling functions and the spectral graph wavelets with sampled scales.
Wavelets on Graphs via Spectral Graph Theory
Figure 3: Spectral graph wavelets on Swiss Roll data cloud, with J = 4 wavelet scales. (a) vertex at which wavelets are centered (b) scaling function (c)-(f ) wavelets, scales 1-4.
Wavelets on Graphs via Spectral Graph Theory