scaliness
noun see scaly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Scaliness — Scal i*ness, n. The state of being scaly; roughness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaliness — [skā′lē nis] n. a scaly quality or condition * * * See scaly. * * * …   Universalium

  • scaliness — [skā′lē nis] n. a scaly quality or condition …   English World dictionary

  • scaliness — noun The property of being scaly or of having scales …   Wiktionary

  • scaliness — n. quality of being flaky, quality of being covered in scales …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scaliness — scal·i·ness …   English syllables

  • scaliness — noun the property of being scaly • Derivationally related forms: ↑scaly • Hypernyms: ↑roughness, ↑raggedness …   Useful english dictionary

  • scaly — scaliness, n. /skay lee/, adj., scalier, scaliest. 1. covered with or abounding in scales or scale. 2. characterized by or consisting of scales; scalelike. 3. peeling or flaking off in scales. 4. Slang. shabby; despicable. [1520 30; SCALE1 + Y1]… …   Universalium

  • scaly — adjective (scalier; est) Date: 14th century 1. a. covered with, composed of, or rich in scale or scales b. flaky 2. of or relating to scaly animals 3. despicable, poor < a regular scaly old shop Charles Dickens > 4. infested wi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rough — I. adjective (rougher; roughest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rūh; akin to Old High German rūh rough, Lithuanian raukas wrinkle Date: before 12th century 1. a. marked by inequalities, ridges, or projections on the surface ; coarse… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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