scab

[ US /ˈskæb/ ]
[ UK /skˈæb/ ]
VERB
  1. take the place of work of someone on strike
  2. form a scab
    the wounds will eventually scab
NOUN
  1. someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
  2. the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
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How To Use scab In A Sentence

  • A lot of them were marked, or born wrong, or crooked, or scabious, looking for help from the Nazarene, for some panacea. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
  • Vitriolurii lW; t\s. ffenwi-l. a) Verbena; b) Centaurea scabiosa. Allgemeines Polyglotten-Lexicon der Naturgeschichte mit erklaerenden Anmerkungen
  • Oman: three horizontal bands of white, red, and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered at the top of the vertical band The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • The 'light' canapés include a crab salad, rose veal tartare and partridge escabeche. Times, Sunday Times
  • Scabbards, broken arms, artillery horses, wrecks of gun carriages, and bloody garments strewed the scene.
  • There were still flowers in plenty, pink campion, toadflax, small blue scabious, honeysuckle, and six-inch mushrooms, inedible no doubt, but the blackberries were ripe and juicy enough to quench thirst.
  • He is wearing a short-sleeved dress shirt and I can see the scab on his elbow.
  • This is why a unionized workforce is a good thing: Disney World's costumed characters have won the right to wear their own underwear to work, after years of getting crabs and scabies from the Disney-provided articles. Boing Boing: June 10, 2001 - June 16, 2001 Archives
  • There are diseases of the skin due to local irritants, such as the various forms of trade eczema, scabies (itch), and pediculosis Maintaining Health Formerly Health and Efficiency
  • Many bridges were blocked by demonstrators, and taxicabs and buses driven by scabs were damaged by strikers.
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