- 1 countable 1.1 (on fish, snake) the scales fell from my/her/their eyesse me/le/les cayó la venda de los ojosExample sentences1.2 (flake)
(of skin) escama (feminine)Example sentences
- Use your hands to spread the potato slices out so that they overlap like unruly fish scales, but are not more than 1 or 2 layers thick.
- It attaches to fish with its mouth, rasps through scales and skin with its tongue, and feeds on the body fluids of the host fish, often killing it.
- Fish bones and scales and cat skulls have also been found.
- Her legs melded together, and tiny silver scales appeared on her lower half.
- A draconic man rather tall and with green scales and amber eyes appeared over the gate staring at her.
- Armadillos are mostly of moderate size, up to about 60 cm in body length, and are covered with bony scales.
- Brushing your baby's scalp with a soft brush, like a toothbrush, can help loosen scales or flakes.
- Skin cells regularly die and flake off in scales - but in people with psoriasis this process happens within days rather than weeks.
- Psoriatic lesions usually have thicker scales that appear silvery after rubbing and bleed on removal.
- 2 uncountable (deposit)(in kettle, pipes) sarro (masculine)(on metal) oxidación (feminine)Example sentences
- This is the white scale or platy stuff that you may see on the inside of the dishwasher or coffee pots or other hot water contact areas.
- I live in a hard water area and am concerned about the build-up of scale in the central heating system.
- Every so often it is advisable to remove the mineral scale that builds up on the electrical heater element and in the reservoir pan.
- Pipes can become clogged with scale that reduces water flow and ultimately requires pipe replacement.
- Mr Wilkinson was of the opinion that since water treatment equipment had been installed only recently, there were likely to have been corrosion and a build up of scale over the years inside the pipe work.
- 1 (for weighing) (usually plural) a pair of kitchen scalesuna balanza or una pesa de cocinabathroom scales
un pesouna báscula or pesa (de baño)he tipped or turned the scales at 95 kilospesó 95 kilosExample sentences
- The Lord Christ is placing before us a pair of scales, and on one side of the balances is laid the whole world.
- Mr Li presides over it like a lean-shaven Confucius, grinding up powders and weighing remedies on a delicate pair of scales before dispatching them to the kitchen.
- And, it's rider held a pair of scales in his hand.
- 2 (pan)Example sentences
- A one gramme weight is placed on the scale pan of an electronic balance and the balance is covered by a glass bell jar.
- There is always going to be a little left in the tube over the scale pan and RCBS says to use the ‘trickle’ key to empty it.
- Lyman also has an accessory called the ‘Powder Pal’ that combines the scale pan with a powder funnel.
- 1 1.1 (on measuring instrument) the Richter scalela escala de Richterhow would you grade it on a scale of 1 to 10?¿cuánto le darías en una escala del 1 al 10?Example sentences1.2 (table, ranking) wage/social scale
escala salarial/socialscale of chargestarifa (feminine) de precios ( or honorarios etc. )Example sentences
- Panelists must then complete an evaluation of the samples and mark the line scale for the intensity of each attribute.
- While the patient looked at each tool, the data collector read the words on each VAS and provided a pencil or pen for the patient to mark on the scale.
- Have them wait 30 seconds or so, and then ask them to rate their energy level once again by marking the scale.
Example sentences1.3 (promotion ladder) 1.4 (ruler)
- After 12 months, the five patients improved by almost 40% on a standard scale measuring motor abilities.
- The BMC workers draw different pay scales ranging from basic pay of Rs. 3480 to Rs. 17890.
- We also used a modified version of a standard scale to measure level of social support.
- The Justice gave the accused in that case a credit on a scale of 0.5 to 1.
- On a scale of one to five, where one is the most harmful, Ofsted inspections score 1.7.
- But at the other end of the scale another friend of mine has had twice as many different partners then me.
- 2 (no plural) 2.1 (extent, size) the scale of the disaster/problemla escala or magnitud or envergadura del desastre/problemaglobal/national in scalea escala global/nacionalon a large/small scaleen gran/pequeña escalaon a massive scaleen gran escalawe weren't expecting casualties on this scaleno esperábamos un número de bajas de estas proporcionesthe famine is on a scale with or on the same scale as that in Ethiopiala hambruna alcanza las mismas proporciones que la de EtiopíaExample sentences2.2 (of map, diagram) to draw/make something to scale
dibujar/hacer algo a escalanot to scaleno está a escala(before noun) (model/drawing)
- People of Belgaum are known to celebrate festivals on a grand scale, but the bursting of crackers was limited this time.
- Well, it's hard to prove yet on a grand scale, in part because a relative minority of people shop online.
- It's a very commendable artistic adventure - to ask the small Ballet B.C. company of 14 dancers to work on a grand scale, to achieve on a small budget.
a escalaExample sentences
- They pay all the expenses of the project with their own money coming from the sale of preparatory drawings, collages, scale models, all created before the completion of a project.
- Floor plans and a scale model of the Gallery Quay development are on show today from 2-4pm at the on site marketing suite.
- First, they built a one to ten scale model: a large object, which allowed them to work out the nuances of the form, and its spaces and lighting.
- 3 (Music)Example sentences
- An ancient musical system, Chinese music uses a scale of seven notes, but focuses on five core tones with two changing tones.
- When I was a young boy as a school musician, I learned that music was more than scales or keys or how to make sure I was always in tune.
- One of the most difficult passages for the violin in the first movement is a melodic minor one-octave scale in fingered octaves.
- (climb)(mountain/wall/rock face)
- CD players, watches, bottles of spirits and cash were taken in the second incident when the thieves scaled a fence, broke through the main door and climbed through a kitchen hatch.
- The thieves had scaled two fences and dragged the pup out of her locked kennel and lifted her over the walls, leaving two less valuable dogs behind.
- However, the beckon of the forest - a canopy of leaves under their head - far outweighed the consequences of scaling the valley slopes again.
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