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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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First she went to the end of her own street and then across a pair of hay scales set in the ground before a feed barn and into Trunion Pike.
He found the pedals and tried them, ran his yellow hands up and down the keys a few times, tinkling off scales, then turned to the company.
Ever since the old gentleman retired from trade, and fell asleep under his coffin-lid, not only the shop-door, but the inner arrangements, had been suffered to remain unchanged; while the dust of ages gathered inch-deep over the shelves and counter, and partly filled an old pair of scales, as if it were of value enough to be weighed.
As regarded the shipmaster, however, all was looked upon as pertaining to the character, as to a fish his glistening scales.
What does that indignity amount to, weighed, I mean, in the scales of the New Testament?
But, with a full grown leviathan this is impossible; for the sperm whale's head embraces nearly one third of his entire bulk, and completely to suspend such a burden as that, even by the immense tackles of a whaler, this were as vain a thing as to attempt weighing a Dutch barn in jewellers' scales The Pequod's whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship's side --about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
The scales will fall from his eyes, the shackles will be torn from his limbs--he will leap up with a cry of thankfulness, he will stride forth a free man at last
When she presented her basket at the scales, he had hoped for some concession, and addressed her in a sort of half conciliatory, half scornful tone; and she had answered with the bitterest contempt.
As to ornament, there wasn't any, strictly speaking; though on the walls hung some huge tapes- tries which were probably taxed as works of art; battle-pieces, they were, with horses shaped like those which children cut out of paper or create in ginger- bread; with men on them in scale armor whose scales are represented by round holes -- so that the man's coat looks as if it had been done with a biscuit-punch.
He was as long as a railway-train, and had the customary impenetrable green scales all over him.
At the brick house she practiced scales and exercises, but at the Cobbs' cabinet organ she sang like a bird, improvising simple accompaniments that seemed to her ignorant auditors nothing short of marvelous.
The time when it could have distressed her was gone by; the scales had long since fallen from her eyes.