01. Authorities fear the [scale] of the disaster is even greater than originally anticipated.
02. It took the climbers over 5 hours to [scale] the cliff face.
03. This model ship has been made to [scale].
04. The [scale] of the damage to the space program brought on by the explosion of the shuttle has been much greater than originally thought.
05. How would you rate your tennis ability on a [scale] of one to ten?
06. The map is drawn on a [scale] of one inch to 10 miles.
07. She got a delightful surprise when she stepped on the [scales] after 3 months of dieting and exercise.
08. Sharon Wood was the first Canadian woman to [scale] Mount Everest.
09. If the [scales] are dropping off the fish like that, you can be sure that it is not very fresh.
10. The fish was covered in beautiful silver-green [scales] that shone in the sunlight.
11. Just stand on the [scale] here for a second so I can check your weight.
12. Gandhi once said, "I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a [scale] as I could."
13. Aesop once noted that the injuries we do, and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same [scales].
14. Most lipstick contains fish [scales].
15. For measuring temperature, the Celsius [scale] certainly makes more sense than the Fahrenheit [scale].
16. Mountain climbers from many countries come to Argentina to attempt to [scale] the Andean peaks.
17. A Chinese proverb notes that if you don't [scale] the mountain, you can't view the plain.
18. In May of 1981, a 25-year-old man dressed in a Spiderman suit [scaled] the Sears Tower in Chicago.
19. Our earth functions as a dynamic system on a [scale] which many may find difficult to grasp.
20. In May 2005, a Sherpa guide broke his own record and [scaled] Mount Everest for the fifteenth time.

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