To remove the skin of
To move upward on or along
A series for measurement
A flake or film
A device for weighing; often plural
on a large scale
on a small scale
A geological map of the whole continent, on the scale of 50 m.
Life existed at a scale smaller than the eye could see.
Besides, the bathroom scale had reported a two-pound drop that morning.
By such a pile we may hope to scale heaven at last.
Like a TV star that doesn't scale back his expenses after his show is cancelled, these benefits expand, not contract, during periods of economic decline, for two main reasons.