to scale the wall definition, to scale the wall meaning | English dictionary




1    any of the numerous plates, made of various substances resembling enamel or dentine, covering the bodies of fishes  
a    any of the horny or chitinous plates covering a part or the entire body of certain reptiles and mammals  
b    any of the numerous minute structures covering the wings of lepidoptera  
   Related adj       squamous  
3    a thin flat piece or flake  
4    a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the skin: excessive shedding may be the result of a skin disease  
5    a specialized leaf or bract, esp. the protective covering of a bud or the dry membranous bract of a catkin  
6       See       scale insect  
7    a flaky black oxide of iron formed on the surface of iron or steel at high temperatures  
8    any oxide formed on a metal during heat treatment  
9    tr   to remove the scales or coating from  
10    to peel off or cause to peel off in flakes or scales  
11    intr   to shed scales  
12    to cover or become covered with scales, incrustation, etc.  
13    tr   to throw (a disc or thin flat object) edgewise through the air or along the surface of water  
14    intr     (Austral)  
informal   to ride on public transport without paying a fare  
     (C14: from Old French escale, of Germanic origin; compare Old English scealu shell)  
  scalelike      adj  
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c'est au pied du mur qu'on voit le maçon
à se cogner la tête contre le mur, il ne vient que des bosses
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