from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scale of a fish.


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  • Oh, and now the sky has changed, to gray smoke over higher clouds still lit fish-scale silver from below, and through those layers chips of robin's-egg blue.

    there is a crack in everything. that's how the light gets in.

  • The skin below her right eye is fish-scale green and blue.


  • Maybe Ms. Ensler is not crazy about carved oakleaves and fish-scale checkering in stocks, on which Austrians dote.

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  • The charcoal marks on the paper suggested insects or the flight of birds, and the ironbark created the fish-scale pattern you notice in the drifted sand when you fly over a desert, or in wood ash washed out by rain: a common motif in Aboriginal art.


  • His small fists were clenched beside his face; he had perfect tiny shiny fish-scale fingernails.


  • Fals is a fish-scale, also the smaller coin and the plural “Fulús” is the vulgar term for money (= Ital. quattrini) without specifying the coin.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The conceptual resources of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology serve as a "fish-scale" system of conceptual coverage that gives us a vocabulary for describing any possible configuration of social behavior.

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  • The sky seemed to be made of mother of pearl; gloriously pink, yet containing a fish-scale effect which reflected all the colors of the rainbow.

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  • Sister Light I speak and diamonds rain facet bright and clouded, notes celestial, starred and snowlit skies crescent moon on fish-scale lake and truth: volcano's child shout of earth, creation

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  • He treasured every grease spot and fish-scale on his new khaki trousers.



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