Scaleback to Scandent
(Scale"back`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidæ,
and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chætopoda.
1. The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.
2. A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.
(Scale"board`) n. [3d scale + board.]
1. (Print.) A thin slip of wood used to justify a page. [Obs.] Crabb.
2. A thin veneer of leaf of wood used for covering the surface of articles of furniture, and the like.
Scaleboard plane, a plane for cutting from a board a wide shaving forming a scaleboard.
1. Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.
2. Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.
3. (Zoöl.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled
Scaled dove (Zoöl.), any American dove of the genus Scardafella. Its colored feather tips resemble
(Scale"less) a. Destitute of scales.
(Sca*lene") a. [L. scalenus, Gr. : cf. F. scalène.]
1. (Geom.) (a) Having the sides and angles unequal; said of a triangle. (b) Having the axis inclined
to the base, as a cone.
2. (Anat.) (a) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles. (b) Of or pertaining to
the scalene muscles.
Scalene muscles (Anat.), a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the
cervical vertebræ to the first and second ribs.
(Sca*lene"), n. (Geom.) A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.
(Sca*le`no*he"dral) a. (Crystallog.) Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.
(Sca*le`no*he"dron) n. skalhno`s uneven + "e`dra seat, base.]> (Crystallog.) A pyramidal
form under the rhombohedral system, inclosed by twelve faces, each a scalene triangle.
(Scal"er) n. One who, or that which, scales; specifically, a dentist's instrument for removing tartar
from the teeth.
(Scale"-winged`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the wings covered with small scalelike structures, as
the Lepidoptera; scaly-winged.
(Scal"i*ness) n. The state of being scaly; roughness.