/ (skeɪlz) /

  1. the Scales the constellation Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac

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How to use Scales in a sentence

  • After an hour, the cone is so closely shut, that the flowers are held as fast in its Scales as if they had always grown there.

  • You see, up to that time he had thought himself rather a knowing fellow; but Mr Dean managed to remove the Scales from his eyes.

    The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
  • Fish Scales cover the walls, and everywhere there is a smell as if one were in the belly of a whale.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • The woman reminds one of a red lizard—a salamander—her “svelte” body seemingly boneless in its gown of clinging Scales.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
  • A good many things, just then, swung in the Scales of chance, and what the dog might do was only one of them.

    Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews