• WordNet 3.6
    • n scaliness the property of being scaly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scaliness The state of being scaly; roughness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scaliness Scaly character or condition.
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In literature:

The stem is usually smooth, sometimes floccose scaly, often long, firm, generally hollow.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Slowly the scaly creature pushes himself up on the reeds; and as they bend under his weight he makes his way the more easily along them to the nest.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
More of the scaly things have come toward the camp, but a few rifle shots send them away.
"The Dope on Mars" by John Michael Sharkey
This yere the lord Scalis, S^{r}.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Some remained smooth, others became scaly, according to the kind of serpent.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Foremost among them was a huge, repulsive scaly creature that led the dreadful procession.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
It has strong claws and a scaly skin, impenetrable upon the back.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Then Unk-tay-hee wound his immense scaly tail about the giant pine and tried to pull it out by the roots.
"Wigwam Evenings" by Charles Alexander Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman
He shrugged and petted the scaly monstrosity.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
McCracken is a scaly practitioner.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose

In poetry:

There ships divide their wat'ry way,
And flocks of scaly monsters play;
There dwells the huge leviathan,
And foams and sports in spite of man.
"Psalm 104" by Isaac Watts
Thus have I sung, how scaly Nations rove,
What Food they seek, what Pastures they approve;
How all the busy Wantons of the Seas
Soft Loves repeat, and form the new Increase.
"Oppian's Halieuticks Part I: Of The Nature of Fishes: In Two Books: Book Two" by William Diaper
None ever cou'd have over-come the beast,
Who cheated Eve, nor low'r'd his scaly crest,
Nor free'd us from hell's deep and dark abode,
Besides the woman's Seed — the Son of God.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Since none on earth the dragon can restrain,
And the invader of my peace enchain:
Yet thou, O Lord! his scaly crest canst low'r,
Thou, Lord! canst bind him, thou canst quite o'erpow'r.
"A Prayer, Against The Oppression Of One's Foe. " by Rees Prichard
And round the edges of thy cup
Men wrought thee marvels out of gold,
Strong snakes with lean throats lifted up,
Large eyes whereon the brows had hold,
And scaly things their slime kept cold.
"Aholibah" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I sit before the gold-embroidered curtain
And think her face is like a wrinkled desert.
The crystal burns in lamplight beneath my eyes.
A dragon slowly coils on the scaly curtain.
Upon a scarlet cloth a white skull lies.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 04: " by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

New video captured by an underwater camera near a deep-sea drilling rig off the coast of the United Kingdom depicts a giant, scaly blob dancing and pulsing under the waters.
Dandruff or dry scaly coat is a condition that we see in cats and dogs, especially during cold weather.
The scaly tails of the buggy, evil-looking mini-lobsters are the finger food of the gods.
Eczema is an itchy skin condition characterized by a scaly red rash.
A huge scaly serpent, usually with the wings of a bat or bird.
Actress Betty White, a devoted zoo supporter, with a scaly friend at the Los Angeles Zoos Beastly Ball.
Britney Spears reveals scaly feet at 'X Factor' bash.
Join the Midwest Museum of Natural History from 7 to 8 pm, Thursday, Oct 13, for a presentation by Dr Richard King of Northern Illinois University about scaly and slimy creatures.
Cradle cap causes red, scaly skin on baby's scalp.
A walking gumball machine, Fall leaves to be raked, or a scaly lizard.
Forget the scaly skin, real raptors had feathers and, according to one paleontologist, looked a lot more like "prehistoric kickboxing killer turkeys" (2:58).
The eyes seem to gaze away from the Atlas moth 's body, and the snakes' necks show scaly patterns.
We know that Casper pet owners are proud of their furry friends, feathered friends, scaly friends – so we're teaming up with Casper Animal Medical Center to give you a place to show them off.
Physician's Assistant Nicole Raulerson says the inflammation triggers real thick scaly plaques on the skin to happen.
My roommate Mike has psoriasis , which, according to WebMD, is "a reddish, scaly rash often located over the surfaces of the elbows, knees, scalp, and around or in the ears, navel, genitals or buttocks".

In science:

Scali C., Prosperi C., Vannucchi M. G., Pepeu G. and Casamenti F. (2000) Brain inflammatory reaction in an animal model of neuronal degeneration and its modulation by an anti-inflammatory drug: implication in Alzheimer's disease.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats