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Scales

 (skālz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
See Libra.

Scales

(skeɪlz)
n
(Astrology) the Scales the constellation Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac

scales

  • mechanical drawing - One made with scales, rulers, and compasses.
  • ctenoid - Means "resembling a thin-toothed comb"—like the scales of some fish.
  • level - Based on Latin libella, a diminutive of libra, "balance; scales."
  • scab - First pertained to any skin disease in which pustules or scales were formed, and is from Old Norse skabbr, "crust over a wound."
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scales

plural noun weighing machine, balance, scale, weigh beam I step on the scales practically every morning.
Translations
كِفَّتَيْ الـميزانميزانميزان، ماكِنَة وَزْن
váhyváha
vægt
ترازومیزان
vaaka
vaga
mérleg
vog, vigt
天秤
저울
svari
tehtnica
våg
เครื่องชั่ง
cái cân

scales

[ˈskeɪlz] npl (for weighing)balance f; (larger)bascule f
a set of scales → une balance bathroom scales

scales

[skeɪlz] npl
a. (pair or set of) scalesbilancia
he tips the scales at 70 kilos → pesa 70 chili
to turn or tip the scales in sb's/sth's favour → far pendere la bilancia dalla parte di qn/qc
to turn or tip the scales against sb → giocare a sfavore di qn
the scales of justice → la bilancia della giustizia
b. (also bathroom scales) → bilancia f pesapersone inv

scales

(skeilz) noun plural
a usually small weighing-machine. kitchen scales; a set of scales.

scales

كِفَّتَيْ الـميزان váha vægt Waage ζυγαριά báscula vaaka balance vaga bilancia 天秤 저울 weegschaal vekter omłotki balança весы våg เครื่องชั่ง terazi cái cân 天平
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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.
One shove more, one last heroic effort, and it would tremble across the scales to victory.
For ever since those inventive but unscrupulous times when on the marble panellings of temples, the pedestals of statues, and on shields, medallions, cups, and coins, the dolphin was drawn in scales of chain-armor like Saladin's, and a helmeted head like St.
So, when the marriage ceremony was over, Captain Hull whispered a word to two of his men-servants, who immediately went out, and soon returned, lugging in a large pair of scales.
From it there were outspread two pairs of wings- each wing nearly one hundred yards in length -- one pair being placed above the other, and all thickly covered with metal scales; each scale apparently some ten or twelve feet in diameter.
Mitchell, where one of those so-called "Roman" scales was in readiness.
And now both scales being reduced to a pretty even balance, her love to her mistress being thrown into the scale of her integrity, made that rather preponderate, when a circumstance struck upon her imagination which might have had a dangerous effect, had its whole weight been fairly put into the other scale.
I speak of the north shore of Tahoe, where one can count the scales on a trout at a depth of a hundred and eighty feet.
Epic poetry differs from Tragedy in the scale on which it is constructed, and in its metre.
On a large transparent sheet, compass and square in hand, he was copying what appeared to be a scale of some sort or other.
Sometimes the crags and promontories forced them upon the narrow riband of ice that bordered the shore; sometimes they had to scramble over vast masses of rock which had tumbled from the impending precipices; sometimes they had to cross the stream upon the hazardous bridges of ice and snow, sinking to the knee at every step; sometimes they had to scale slippery acclivities, and to pass along narrow cornices, glazed with ice and sleet, a shouldering wall of rock on one side, a yawning precipice on the other, where a single false step would have been fatal.
It might get noised about that the Pontelliers had met with reverses, and were forced to conduct their menage on a humbler scale than heretofore.