Great scale

(Mus.) the complete scale; - employed to designate the entire series of musical sounds from lowest to highest.

See also: Great

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hence no one has ever composed a poem on a great scale in any other than heroic verse.
They are fashioned of hard-burned little bricks, red, with black ends, so that the walls look like a chess-board upon a great scale. The gables are turned to the front, and there are cornices, as big as all the rest of the house, over the eaves and over the main doors.
Then Jokubas pointed out the place where the cattle were driven to be weighed, upon a great scale that would weigh a hundred thousand pounds at once and record it automatically.
It was his nature to be communicative; he liked to open to a mind unacquainted with the world glimpses of its scenes and ways(I do not mean its corrupt scenes and wicked ways, but such as derived their interest from the great scale on which they were acted, the strange novelty by which they were characterised); and I had a keen delight in receiving the new ideas he offered, in imagining the new pictures he portrayed, and following him in thought through the new regions he disclosed, never startled or troubled by one noxious allusion.
"Why, that is the very worst offence they could possibly commit; for, don't you see, Renee, the king is the father of his people, and he who shall plot or contrive aught against the life and safety of the parent of thirty-two millions of souls, is a parricide upon a fearfully great scale?"
Yet, if I betray my master's secret, I shall be a false- hearted, treacherous knave, a traitor, too, a crime provided for and punishable by military laws - so much so, indeed, that twenty times, in former days when wars were rife, I have seen many a miserable fellow strung up to a tree for doing, in but a small degree, what my scruples counsel me to undertake upon a great scale now.
It was just robbery with violence, aggra- vated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind --as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness.
The great scales of Fate had been held on a level for him; for where in all great London could one find two sweeter girls, more loving, more intelligent, and more sympathetic than Clara and Ida Walker?
It will give Meruelo Media great scale and access to a highly desirable market sector in addition to giving our clients and partners a newly energized local option.
'Kitui county for the first time is not among the worst hit by the current famine on a great scale,' the governor said.
Some of them have been successes, for instance, helping West New Guinea gain independence, efforts in resolving the Suez Crisis and peacekeeping efforts in the Cambodian civil war and its rehabilitation, but the list ends there.The list of the organisation's failures, in comparison to its successes, is extremely long, and can be perfectly assessed through its intervention in the Israel-Palestine conflict and a deep-rooted war against occupation of great scale and catastrophe.
The transformation of the tech industry has occurred before our eyes but so gradually and at such a great scale that unless you zoomed all the way out, it was easy to miss.