Definition of Scaley
1. Adjective. Having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles.
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Similar to: Armored, Armoured
Derivative terms: Scale, Scale, Scaliness
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Literary usage of Scaley
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... RA, and Captain scaley; and for further information their respective works may be consulted. The Persians, too, like other ancient nations, ..."
2. A Philosophical Account of the Works of Nature: Endeavouring to Set Forth by Richard Bradley (1721)
"CAMELION? and others of the scaley Tribe* 'which are Amphibious, and Inhabitants of the Land\ andO/FLYING LIZARDS, &c. which feem to be the immediate ..."
3. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (1883)
"Good plate, this here, Tix," said Mr. scaley to hia friend. ... Then," said Mr. scaley, producing a small document from his pocket and unfolding it very ..."