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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.

Cross-references

Labor Union.

See: pariah
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But let's start with a small miracle in this corner of Earth by talking up the miracle of William the Scabby, the man who wouldn't die.
Some raisers use a cotton swab, such as the Q-tip, to remove the scabby residue from the ear.
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He fought in the Burmese jungle and when he said he was so hungry he "could eat a scabby mule" he knew what he was talking about.
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THE strange story of deadly charlatan Baron Spolasco, the incomplete hanging of William the Scabby and tales of tsunamis, slums, cholera and Nazi bombs.
has revealed and before Secret place for start earned thousands So if Santa's sack does include a contagious disease on a stick, parents can be assured of a merry Christmas and a spotty, itchy, scabby and sleepless New Year.
Described as the "world's ugliest bird", the chick has a bald, scabby head, huge bill and a taste for carrion.
Give yourself a manicure and pedicure - no yukky toenails, scabby skin or chipped nail varnish should be trotting to a party in gorgeous slinky sandals.