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adjective 
  1. Covered with, made of, or resembling scales; scaly.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007), page 180
    • :In the heads of Scabius, Knapweed, and the elegant Jacea Pinea, and in the Scaly composure of the Oak-Rose, which some years most aboundeth.
    • 1933, w:H. P. Lovecraft, H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald, s:Out of the Aeons, Out of the Aeons
    • :I might call it gigantic - tentacled - proboscidian - octopus-eyed - semi-amorphous - plastic - partly and partly rugose - ugh!
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001), page 133
    • :We spread the papers on the least section of the floor and lay down; the smell was not so bad at ground level.
    • 2001, w:Charles Stross, Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archive (trade paperback 2006), page 66
    • :(And we'll never find out whether the last thought to pass through the mind of the captain of the Thresher was, "It's and rugose," or simply, "It's !")
      1. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal
Etymology: From squamosus, from squama "scale".


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