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Scab

A pejorative term used colloquially in reference to a nonunion worker who takes the place of a union employee on strike or who works for wages and other conditions that are inferior to those guaranteed to a union member by virtue of the union contract.

Cross-references

Labor Union.

See: pariah
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Everyone involved with sheep from hauliers to scanners has a role to play if we are to eradicate scab completely.
In laboratory experiments, the human cells involved in healing quickly attached to the membrane and lined up like those in actual scabs.
As farmers are sometimes reluctant to discuss scab, the scale of the problem has been difficult to assess.
Moreover, when the strike began to wind down in September, it became clear that at least half of the scab workforce on the waterfront was composed, not of middleclass patriots but of men who wished to remain and who, promised preference, would, if they remained, force the returning strikers to wait in line behind them at the daily call up.
As such, it was expected that the SCAB would significantly, positively correlate with Holland's Artistic type of vocational interests.
Narrator B: One day, Kid Blink, Dave, and other newsies find scabs selling papers on a street corner.
Potato scab: When planting your potato sets put some wilted comfrey leaves in with them to prevent scab.
Although a scab seems like it is on good and tight, it is basically a dried blood clot waiting to finish its job before it falls off.
Oddly, the film's emotional peak--Billy's dad tries to become a scab to pay for his son's big audition--produces the show's weak point ("He Could Be a Star").
In 2004 western donors pledged almost SCAB 10 billion.
Furthermore, the enhanced screening capabilities of the repertoire of libraries allow for the more rapid assessment of ScAb proteins of desired specificity by use of high-throughput screening methods.