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. The beekeeper closes the hive, chalks a mark on it, and when he has time tears out its contents and burns it clean.
One cololite, 5.2 mm in width, is coiled, has submucosal folds within the coils, and includes a well-preserved fish scale. Another specimen may be spiraled, and thus possibly attributed to the shark or ray families.
LILAC FISH SCALE HANDBAG Vicki loves this bag because lilac is one of her favourite colours.
Victorian details such as lap siding, fish scale pediments, fretwork, and corbels read as authentic, but windows break tradition with their larger size.
Ever wonder what it would be like to bead, do quill work, or make fish scale art or moccasins?
That's because when you charge loose cans in the cupola, they tend to lay across the surface in a fish scale effect, which impedes air flow and builds up back pressure.
Summary: The effect of base strength on the antifungal activity of the fish scale hydrolyzate was investigated for six types of samples prepared from the scales of Cyprinus carpio using sodium hydroxide in the range of 1-11% strength in the aqueous solution.
We're held together by weak filaments like the stitches buried at the equator of fish scale and monkey waist.
The link is Two anglers who have supported the Environment Agency's fish scale sampling programme have won some fantastic fishing equipment in an annual prize draw.