fish scale

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: scale - scale of the kind that covers the bodies of fishfish scale - scale of the kind that covers the bodies of fish
scale - a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
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Only a few of them still move, rise, and feebly fly to settle on the enemy's hand, lacking the spirit to die stinging him; the rest are dead and fall as lightly as fish scales.
These had a solid core of alabaster which was then coated on the outside with a fish scale mixture.
Her tribe is the Sisseton, whose name means fish scale dwellers, and who lived on the lakes in Minnesota, and are the Brother People who kept the peace at the pipestone quarry where all tribes come to dig the sacred red pipestone that is the blood of their ancestors and of mother Earth.
From shimmering fish scale prints to aquamarine colours, this season belongs to the underwater world.
Studies on the detailed structure of fish scale are very important in the nomenclature, classification and identification of fish to major groups [30,45,35] and species levels [3,6,31], phylogeny [27,28], sexual dimorphism [22], age determination [10,44,19,21], past environment experienced by fish scale due to water pollution of the water body [12,13,16], and for growth studies [5,43,21,16,4,37,38,32,14].
The introduction of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) initiated a new approach in the study of fish scale morphology and surface ornamentation (DeLamater & Courtenay 1973, 1974; Hughes 1981; Bonwick et al.
The tail has also been digitally printed with a fish scale pattern designed by one of Weta Workshop's concept artists.
com/s/ATWinterLeague Two anglers who have supported the Environment Agency's fish scale sampling programme have won some fantastic fishing equipment in an annual prize draw.
CUTLINE: Jim Matheson of Holden uses a fish scale to weigh a bag of trash before adding it to a dumpster behind Holden Town Hall.
Anglers intent on fooling the most fish scale back on leader to 40- to 50-pound fluorocarbon tied directly to the main line.