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English → English (gcide) Definition: Scale beetle Scale \Scale\, n. [Cf. AS. scealu, scalu, a shell, parings; akin to D. schaal, G. schale, OHG. scala, Dan. & Sw. skal a shell, Dan. ski[ae]l a fish scale, Goth. skalja tile, and E. shale, shell, and perhaps also to scale of a balance; but perhaps rather fr. OF. escale, escaile, F. ['e]caille scale of a fish, and ['e]cale shell of beans, pease, eggs, nuts, of German origin, and akin to Goth. skalja, G. schale. See Shale.] 1. (Anat.) One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid. [1913 Webster] Fish that, with their fins and shining scales, Glide under the green wave. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the small scalelike structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo["o]l.) A scale insect. (See below.) [1913 Webster] 5. (Bot.) A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns. [1913 Webster] 6. The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife. [1913 Webster] 7. An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler. [1913 Webster] 8. (Metal.) The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals. [1913 Webster] Covering scale (Zo["o]l.), a hydrophyllium. Ganoid scale. (Zo["o]l.) See under Ganoid. Scale armor (Mil.), armor made of small metallic scales overlapping, and fastened upon leather or cloth. Scale beetle (Zo["o]l.), the tiger beetle. Scale carp (Zo["o]l.), a carp having normal scales. Scale insect (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of small hemipterous insects belonging to the family Coccid[ae], in which the females, when adult, become more or less scalelike in form. They are found upon the leaves and twigs of various trees and shrubs, and often do great damage to fruit trees. See Orange scale,under Orange. Scale moss (Bot.), any leafy-stemmed moss of the order Hepatic[ae]; -- so called from the small imbricated scalelike leaves of most of the species. See Hepatica, 2, and Jungermannia. [1913 Webster]

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