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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.
These included redness, swelling, erosions, weeping, scabbing, itching and burning.
The sand's compactibility must be high enough to avoid dry sand molding and casting problems such as cuts and washes, friable broken edges, hard to lift pockets, copedowns, crushes, penetration, burn-on and erosion scabbing.