scaled

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scale \Scale\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scaling}.] To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

Scaling his present bearing with his past. --Shak.

{To scale a debt, wages, etc.} or {To scale down a debt, wages, etc.}, to reduce a debt, etc., according to a fixed ratio or scale. [U.S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scaled \Scaled\, adjective

1. Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.

2. Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.

3. (Zool.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.

{Scaled dove} (Zool.), any American dove of the genus {Scardafella}. Its colored feather tips resemble scales.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scaled

adjective

1: having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles [syn: {scaly}, {scaley}, {scaled}]

2: (used of armor) having overlapping metal plates attached to a leather backing


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