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scaly

adjective (COVERING)    /ˈskeɪ.li/
If the inside of a pipe or container that heats water is scaly, it is covered in a hard white or grey layer of material.The state of matter scaliness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Skin complaints and blemishesThe state of matter
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