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Synonyms for scale

Synonyms for scale

to remove the skin of

to move upward on or along

Synonyms for scale

relative magnitude

the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

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a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

measure by or as if by a scale

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pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

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take by attacking with scaling ladders

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reach the highest point of

climb up by means of a ladder

remove the scales from

measure with or as if with scales

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size or measure according to a scale

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References in classic literature ?
He drew the scale from his pocket, and hurrying to the river he threw it in.
I place the transparent scale on this star-map, revolving the scale on the North Pole.
He continued copying lines and figures upon the transparent scale.
He dropped his head to the scale and resumed the copying.
The values of a thousand years glitter on those scales, and thus speaketh the mightiest of all dragons: "All the values of things--glitter on me.
The brown scales, too, had evidently undergone rigid discipline, in an unavailing effort to rub off the rust, which, alas
So--with many a cold, deep heart-quake at the idea of at last coming into sordid contact with the world, from which she had so long kept aloof, while every added day of seclusion had rolled another stone against the cavern door of her hermitage--the poor thing bethought herself of the ancient shop-window, the rusty scales, and dusty till.
In these very scales shalt thou weigh me out,'' said the relentless Baron, ``a thousand silver pounds, after the just measure and weight of the Tower of London.
Daughter Betsey," said the mint-master, "get into one side of these scales.
Then the servants, at Captain Hull's command, heaped double handfuls of shillings into one side of the scales, while Betsey remained in the other.
The head was triangular, covered with small square scales.
Mitchell, where one of those so-called "Roman" scales was in readiness.
So saying, Joe, with enthusiasm, took his place on the scales, and very nearly upset them in his ready haste.
One shove more, one last heroic effort, and it would tremble across the scales to victory.
The last dollar had been spent, the last resource and the last starving patriot milked dry, and the great adventure still trembled on the scales.