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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.

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Labor Union.

See: pariah
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Seacoal swells to fill the gaps between sand grains when heated, and prevents scabbing by relieving the stress of expanding sand grains.
If wet tensile strength is too low, scabbing, rattailing and buckles may be a problem, since these defects are caused by weak wet layers that form in the mold.
Scabbing - Many of the causes associated with scabbing are similar to those associated with buckling/bulging.