adjective, scal·i·er, scal·i·est.
Related formsscal·i·ness, nounun·scal·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for scaly
The bark is smooth and light gray, and shallowly fissured into scaly ridges.Forest Trees of Illinois|Fuller George D.
He then cut off its scaly head, which he added to those of his former enemies.Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race|Maud Isabel Ebbutt
But it looks much more like a very big rat, for its tail is long and scaly.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
The breathing pores (stigmata) open in a scaly plate at the posterior end of the body.Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
Bark grayish-brown, fissured and scaly; spines curved, 3-5 cm.Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam