Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having flat, smooth, or ecarinate scales, as a reptile or a fish.

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Examples

  • Cyprinus Bynni (Forsk.), a fish somewhat larger than a barbel with lustrous silvery scales and delicate flesh, which Sonnini believes may be the “Lepidotes” (smooth-scaled) mentioned by

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wise voices speaking in a language other than that of his smooth-scaled rescuers.

    Sliding Scales

  • There was a silvery-blue one with long, pointed horns, snapping and snarling at the wizards on the ground; a smooth-scaled green one, which was writhing and stamping with all its might; a red one with an odd fringe of fine gold spikes around its face, which was shooting mushroom-shaped fire clouds into the air; and a gigantic black one, more lizard-hike than the others, which was nearest to them.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • It was a pleasure to watch her glide along, her waist well under water, laden with corn, wood, straw, or provisions; to see, too, her big brown hull set off with red and blue lines, her prows ornamented with the long smooth-scaled gold-fish, her shining bridge and her little cloud of smoke curling out of the black painted funnel.

    Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian

  • Cyprinus Bynni (Forsk.), a fish somewhat larger than a barbel with lustrous silvery scales and delicate flesh, which Sonnini believes may be the "Lepidotes" (smooth-scaled) mentioned by

    Arabian nights. English

  • Scarlet and smooth-scaled, it has a fringe of golden spikes around its snub-snouted face and extremely protuberant eyes.

    unalog

  • Z’shezhira thought, struggling to maintain the outward appearance of complete and utter smooth-scaled equanimity.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

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