Part of speech: adjective

Covered with scales; of the nature of a scale; incrusted; scurfy.

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Usage examples "scaly":

  1. There are quadrupeds that live exclusively on them, as the ant- bear, already described, and the pangolins, or scaly ant- eaters of the Eastern continent. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. It is in white, tasteless, inodorous, glistening, scaly crystals, insoluble in water. - "Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", W. G. Aitchison Robertson.
  3. His tail was long and scaly and pointed, and his forelegs were large and warty. - "Among the Pond People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.