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English Dictionary: scab by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
scab
n
  1. someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    Synonym(s): scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat
  2. the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
v
  1. form a scab; "the wounds will eventually scab"
  2. take the place of work of someone on strike
    Synonym(s): fink, scab, rat, blackleg
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scab \Scab\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Scabbing}.]
      To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scab \Scab\ (sk[acr]b), n. [OE. scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS.
      sc[91]b, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. skab, and also L. scabies,
      fr. scabere to scratch, akin to E. shave. See {Shave}, and
      cf. {Shab}, {Shabby}.]
      1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule,
            formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased
            part.
  
      2. The itch in man; also, the scurvy. [Colloq. or Obs.]
  
      3. The mange, esp. when it appears on sheep. --Chaucer.
  
      4. A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface,
            caused by a minute fungus ({Tiburcinia Scabies}).
  
      5. (Founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces
            the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a
            part of the mold.
  
      6. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow. [Low] --Shak.
  
      7. A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than
            are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes
            the place of a workman on a strike. [Cant]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scab \Scab\, n. (Bot.)
      Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases
      attacking cultivated plants, and usually forming dark-colored
      crustlike spots.
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