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synonyms for scaly

  • branlike
  • flaky
  • furfuraceous
  • lepidote
  • scabby
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How to use scaly in a sentence

The frigid Irish sea seems to have kept these scaly invaders at bay, since no one has ever found serpentine fossils in the country.
A GUIDE TO ALL THE PLACES WITH NO SNAKESEMPIREAUGUST 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
However, a study published this month in Current Biology has begun to unravel some of these scaly critters’ secrets.
THESE ANCIENT DEEP-SEA FISH CAN LIVE FIVE TIMES AS LONG AS BIOLOGISTS EXPECTEDSARA KILEY WATSONJUNE 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
While lizards have dry, scaly skin, salamanders typically have to keep their skin moist, and some spend their entire lives in water.
SALAMANDERS HAVE A SECRET TO SURVIVING CLIMATE CHANGEBENJI JONESJUNE 17, 2021VOX
Owning anything furry, scaly or feathery has always seemed to me like a lot of work, a lot of noise and a lot of mess.
I NEVER LIKED ANIMALS. THEN I GOT A PANDEMIC PET BUNNY.SARAH GARONEAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since its founding in 2014, the rescue center has saved more than 1,300 pangolins and returned 60 percent of the scaly mammals to the wild.
A VIRTUAL MENAGERIE: HOW CONSERVATION AND RESCUE EFFORTS CAN CONNECT US WITH WILDLIFE AROUND THE WORLDANDREA SACHSJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even bullets will fly off from any other part of the scaly covering as though they had struck against a stone wall.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Its scaly body wound about her boot, the flat head swaying from side to side, was a huge rattlesnake.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Some have, indeed, confounded the scaly lizards of the East Indies with the armadillos of America.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
The tail was covered with hair for two or three inches from the beginning, and the rest of it with a smooth scaly skin to the end.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
Indeed, you could as little get hold of Chopin as, to use L. Enault's expression, of the scaly back of a siren.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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WORDS RELATED TO SCALY

  • covered
  • laminous
  • layered
  • scaly
  • stratified
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