[ UK /skˈe‍ɪli/ ]
  1. having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles
  2. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
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How To Use scaly In A Sentence

  • Cracked or scaly skin is unable to serve as an effective barrier against disease.
  • Sheols of houris in chems upon divans, (revolted stellas vespertine vesamong them) at a bare (O!) mention of the scaly rybald exclaimed: Poisse! Finnegans Wake
  • The brown rat has prominent ears and a long scaly tail.
  • Usually, guttate psoriasis must be differentiated from pityriasis rosea, another condition characterized by the sudden outbreak of red scaly lesions.
  • Vidal and Hedges collected and analyzed the largest genetic data set ever assembled for the scaly reptiles known as squamates.
  • She is gray and scaly and trusting some lecher more than she trusts Dick. Amaryllis in Blueberry
  • The uncovered part had the appearance of a huge cylinder, caked over and its outline softened by a thick scaly dun-coloured incrustation. The War of The Worlds
  • The rash has small and scaly white, pink, tan or dark spots.
  • If dry, scaly legs have you running for cover, kick up your moisturizing regimen with a three-tiered attack.
  • Its surface was mottled with great ugly spots, leprous with the scaly markings called faculae and granulations. Starchild Omnibus
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