OTHER WORDS FROM scalyscal·i·ness, nounun·scal·y, adjective
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How to use scaly in a sentence
The frigid Irish sea seems to have kept these scaly invaders at bay, since no one has ever found serpentine fossils in the country.
However, a study published this month in Current Biology has begun to unravel some of these scaly critters’ secrets.These ancient deep-sea fish can live five times as long as biologists expected|Sara Kiley Watson|June 25, 2021|Popular-Science
While lizards have dry, scaly skin, salamanders typically have to keep their skin moist, and some spend their entire lives in water.Salamanders have a secret to surviving climate change|Benji Jones|June 17, 2021|Vox
Owning anything furry, scaly or feathery has always seemed to me like a lot of work, a lot of noise and a lot of mess.I never liked animals. Then I got a pandemic pet bunny.|Sarah Garone|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
Since its founding in 2014, the rescue center has saved more than 1,300 pangolins and returned 60 percent of the scaly mammals to the wild.A virtual menagerie: How conservation and rescue efforts can connect us with wildlife around the world|Andrea Sachs|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Even bullets will fly off from any other part of the scaly covering as though they had struck against a stone wall.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Its scaly body wound about her boot, the flat head swaying from side to side, was a huge rattlesnake.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
Some have, indeed, confounded the scaly lizards of the East Indies with the armadillos of America.
The tail was covered with hair for two or three inches from the beginning, and the rest of it with a smooth scaly skin to the end.
Indeed, you could as little get hold of Chopin as, to use L. Enault's expression, of the scaly back of a siren.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks