each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
Use your hands to spread the potato slices out so that they overlap like unruly fish scales , but are not more than 1 or 2 layers thick.
something resembling a fish scale in appearance or function, in particular.
Her legs melded together, and tiny silver scales appeared on her lower half.
a flaky deposit, in particular.
If left untreated, the scale may become thick, yellow and greasy and, occasionally, secondary bacterial infection may occur.
an instrument for weighing. Scales were originally simple balances ( pairs of scales ) but are now usually devices with an internal weighing mechanism housed under a platform on which the thing to be weighed is placed, with a gauge or electronic display showing the weight.
The Lord Christ is placing before us a pair of scales , and on one side of the balances is laid the whole world.
a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something.
company employees have hit the top of their pay scales