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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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"We're now entering a series of test validations which will run over the next six to eight weeks with the view of getting a farm version ready for the start of the next scab season in September or October," said Moredun's Dr Stewart Burgess, adding that the programme is being run in collaboration with Global DX, specialists in veterinary diagnostic testing.
Researchers identified the mating-type genes that most closely matched those found in apple scab, pecan scab's close cousin, which is known to reproduce sexually.
At the time of admission, the cow was anorectic, debilitated with matting of hairs and irregular elevated crusty scabs. Chronic lesions consisted of scales, alopecia and raised dense scab-like crust formation on skin at facial, thorax, dorsum, abdomen and at perineal regions (Fig.
The extract found to be most toxic to the pecan scab fungus was purified and found to contain trans-cinnamic acid.
Somaclonal variants of Russet Burbank with enhanced resistance to common scab were obtained using a novel cell selection procedure previously reported [3, 6].
On Twitter last week, Sheridan told McLean: "I was already disappointed by this travesty of the truth but allowing a lying scab make money from it?
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Secretary General SCAB Mohammad Anwar and members of governing bodies hailed newly elected members of Balochistan Assembly.
The Sheep Scab Task and Finish group will make recommendations to Welsh ministers by the end of the year.
In addition to the scab removal, my other concern is the timing of scab removal--at home before coming to the dialysis unit.
He said: "I have a ticket for Tannadice and if there is a scab referee in the middle I won't be there.
I can't remember the last time I grazed my leg badly enough to merit a good oldfashioned scab.
The official history of the union by Margo Beasley, for instance, makes the point that the Permanent and Casuals (P&Cs), the scab union that played such a decisive role in the 1928 defeat, was set up in the aftermath of 1917 and that: 'Its existence affected the industrial strength of the WWF for decades to come'.