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  • v. To remove scale from the surface of a metal, especially from the inner surfaces of boilers etc.
  • v. To remove the scales from a fish etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to remove the scales from; -- e.g. of fish, or water boilers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the scales from


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