Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no scales: as, the scaleless amphibians; the scaleless rhizome of a fern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Not having scales.
  • adjective Not having a reference for size, lacking anything to give a sense of scale.
  • adjective of a surface Free from deposits of scale.

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  • adjective destitute of scales

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Examples

  • But beyond, and high above all, as if the spirits of the air had suddenly unveiled their bright abodes, placed in scaleless altitude in the stainless sky, heaven-kissing, companions of the unattainable ether, were the glorious Alps, clothed in dazzling robes of light by the setting sun.

    III.7

  • I tried to find a biblical justification for it, but no matter how hard I looked, I always ended up at Leviticus 11:10 which calls scaleless fish, "an abomination."

    Archive 2004-12-05

  • I tried to find a biblical justification for it, but no matter how hard I looked, I always ended up at Leviticus 11:10 which calls scaleless fish, "an abomination."

    Ed stokes the fires of my lost love

  • Third, scaleless aquatic animals such as snails are often host to all sorts of pathogenic worms like the schistosoma, which causes bilharzias.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • One reason why “scaleless” aquatic animals such as shellfish, crabs, lobsters, and prawns pose a threat to public health is that their meat spoils particularly quickly.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • One reason why “scaleless” aquatic animals such as shellfish, crabs, lobsters, and prawns pose a threat to public health is that their meat spoils particularly quickly.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Third, scaleless aquatic animals such as snails are often host to all sorts of pathogenic worms like the schistosoma, which causes bilharzias.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • One reason why “scaleless” aquatic animals such as shellfish, crabs, lobsters, and prawns pose a threat to public health is that their meat spoils particularly quickly.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • One reason why “scaleless” aquatic animals such as shellfish, crabs, lobsters, and prawns pose a threat to public health is that their meat spoils particularly quickly.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Third, scaleless aquatic animals such as snails are often host to all sorts of pathogenic worms like the schistosoma, which causes bilharzias.

    Modern Science in the Bible

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  • Beautifully said, WordNet. Bravo!

    October 14, 2008