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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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Yuok Sat, who lost two of his cows to blackleg disease four to five days ago, acknowledged that he had not provided adequate care for his cattle because he had 32 cows and there were only a few members of his family.
A poor protective immunity was induced by the recombinant flagellin in mice, suggesting that a conformation- dependent epitope may play an important role in the development of immunity against blackleg (KOJIMA et al., 2000).
Diseased plants were defined as those showing at least one stem with blackleg or blackleg associated symptoms (soft rot, wilting, internal and external darkening on stems), excluding non-emergence.
brasiliensis causing blackleg on potatoes in South Africa.
In a random collection of more than 100 plants with symptoms of Erwinia early dying and blackleg in 13 fields, bacteria associated with discolored stems and seed pieces were identified by fatty-acid methyl-ester analysis (MIDI Microbial Identification System, ver.
"Also they were going to use blacklegs and his best friend is badly beaten up on the picket line and he thinks it just isn't right.
Blackleg, also known as black quarter, is a generally fatal form of myonecrosis usually observed in young cattle (USEH et al., 2006b).
8DA 3850 followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Appears 9 Loots 10 Trove 11 Orchard 12 Obi 13 Spelling 16 Needling 17 Amp 19 Cake tin 21 Basil 22 Whorl 23 Later on DOWN: 1 Cartoon 2 Opposite 3 Lace 4 Blackleg 5 Lola 6 Aside 8 Smoke signal 13 Sedately 14 Noah's Ark 15 Opulent 18 Scowl 20 Knot 21 Bath
In tropical countries like Rwanda, blackleg and soft rot are commonly occurring diseases in the field as well as during transit and storage of potatoes.
According to IMDb the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player has secured the part of Blackleg Leader.
Don't wait till your dying day, For that may not be far away, You dirty blackleg miner.