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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.


Labor Union.

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There were bad infestations in the early stages of stocking the Darling Downs.(31) But it was in the south, Australia Felix', the new heartland of sheep-raising from the late 1830s, where every flock was scabbed at one time or another during the forties'.
Tenders are invited for (Replacement of existing scabbed rails from Kms.712.00 to 712.90, Kms.713.00 to 713.70 and Kms.713.90 to 214.80 in Sindhavadar yard., Total 2.50 Kms.
It is only contagious until the scabs have dried and scabbed.