Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A scale of a fish.

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Examples

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

    Zebratown

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

    The Truth about Sarah Palin Revealed!

  • 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 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.

    Wildwood

  • 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.

    Wildwood

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

    Wildfire

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

    Wildfire

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

    Wildfire

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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