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Scale, vb. 1) to weigh, to measure: “the corrupt deputy --d,” Meas. III, 1, 266 (weighed. According to others, == stripped as of scales, unmasked). “--ing his present bearing with his past,” Cor. II, 3, 257.
2) to climb as with a ladder; absol.: Lucr. 440. Transitively: Lucr. 481. Gent. III, 1, 119. H6A II, 1, 27.
Doubtful passage: since it (a tale) “serves my purpose, I will venture to s. it a little more,” Cor. I, 1, 95; some M. Edd. stale. == to unscale it?
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