fish scales
1) a grain pattern in leather resembling the scales of a fish. Once used by bookbinders who wanted a leather giving the effect of being blind tooled
2) a scale pattern on the bottom of waxless skis which helps prevent the skis from sliding backwards

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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