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Definition of the noun scab
What does scab mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: scabs
- someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
- the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- more generic term: solid body substance = the solid parts of the body
- more specific word: eschar = a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin
- part of: cutis / skin / tegument = a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
Alternative definition of the noun scab
- An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.
- (colloquial or obsolete) The scabies.
- The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
- Several different diseases of potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by Streptomyces -bacteria.
- Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of 'scab' caused by Streptomyces scabies.
- [botany] Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots.
- (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
- A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
- [slang] A worker who acts against trade union policies, especially a strikebreaker.
Definition of the verb scab
What does scab mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: scabbed | scabbing | scabs
- form a scab
- take the place of work of someone on strike
Alternative definition of the verb scab
- [intransitive] To get covered by a scab.
- [intransitive] To act as strikebreaker.
- [transitive, Australia] To beg (for), cadge, bum
"Scab": Love sucks and then you die. Then you live to love again in this sexually charged vampire thriller mixing damnation and dildos.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: Thomas Jason Davis
- genres: Indie film, LGBT, Horror, Thriller, Drama
- released in (11 years ago)
- Scab is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Wild.
- Scab a.k.a. Michael White is a fictional film character.
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Scab is a musical punk group from New Zealand.
- albums: "Infected", "Scab / Walrora"
- Scab a.k.a. El Alba/La Lumbrera Airport is a public use airport located near Melipilla, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile.
- Scab is a symptom.
- also known as Crust
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scab
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Wool Markets and Sheep (1898)
We give the following extract from this bulletin: The disease commonly called sheep scab Is the mange, or scabies, of the sheep. It Is a contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite. This disease is one of the oldest known, most prevalent ...
The Tailor (1902)
Official Organ of the Journeymen Tailors' National Union
A scab is an animal of the human species, but devoid of any of the fine or manly acts of the rest of mankind.
The scab is a relic of the dark ages before the dawn of Christianity, or founding of the great Roman Empire or its civilizing influence ...
by James Franklin Collins
Scab is a fungous disease that appears as dark, moldy atches on both fruit and leaves. It often causes heavy reduction in yield and serious defoliation in districts having considerable spring rainfall. Spraying, (1) when the winter buds first show ...
by Donald Wyman
Scab diseases are most conspicuous as dark, raised spots on fruit or tubers but they also infect the leaves. Apple scab is the most destructive disease of Mcintosh apples and other susceptible varieties, and a related disease occurs on ...
Sheep scab is a contagious skin disease caused by a mite which reduces the weight of sheep, brings about unthriftiness, and may cause death. The bureau has been active in eradicating the disease by causing sheep to be dipped in a ...
A Beginner's Guide to Growing Crops at Home by Colin McCrate, Brad Halm
Scab is a bacterial disease that causes corky, cracked lesions on the surface of potatoes. Crops it likes: Beets, carrots, parsnips, radishes, and turnips can be carriers in addition to potatoes, so they should be avoided in the same area ...
Your Skin Holds You in (2010)
by Becky Baines
W е маю lib A scab is a Band A made of Your skin grows % as you sleep.
Screening Cabbage Seed Beds, Experiments in Beef Production, Spraying Apple Orchards, Preparation of Choice Hams, New Type of Spray Nozzle, Factors Affecting Fat in Cream, Preparation of Corn for Hogs by Logan Waller Page
Apple scab is a fungous disease of the fruit and foliage of the apple and ranks as the most destructive disease to which this fruit is subject. In unsprayed orchards it often causes the loss of 50 to 75 per cent of the crop, and not infrequently the ...
a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables by William Worthington
Scab Venturia pyrina. The pear scab is undoubtedly the most serious fungous disease of the pear known to occur in Oregon. This disease is abundant throughout the western part of the state, especially in the Willamette and Umpqua valleys ...
Encyclopedia of Entomology (2008)
by John L. Capinera
Banana scab moth, Nacoleia octasema (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), is a serious pest of bananas in the Samoan Islands and elsewhere in the southwestern Pacific. The pest also attacks Heliconia spp. and Pandanus spp. Other moths ...
Scab, skab,n. a crust formed over asore: ...
Self-pronouncing ... Based on the Foundation Laid
SCab (skab)> "• an incrustation formed over a wound ; a contagious disease in sheep ; a workman who refuses to join a strike, or who takes the place abandoned by a striker. scab-bard ('ard)- "• the, sheath in which the blade of a sword is kept ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
* SCAB. m. s. [seeb, Saxon; so Italian; ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood
rupi, scurf, scab, itch, small-pox ; G. ruf, rufe, Fr. rouffe, It. ruffia, roffia, scurf; Milan. ruff, sweepings, rubbish, filth, scurf; Venet. rufa, crust, dirt, moss of trees; Swiss riife, riefe, eruption, scab; Sc. rcif, eruption, the itch ; AS. hreof, scab, leprosy ...
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- Kona Scab
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- Setting Up The Scab Rat
At the new Medical Center on Broadway at Victoria in the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago. Apparently they're not using Union Iron Workers.
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- Beating a scab, Bayonne (posed)
Bain News Service,, publisher.
Beating a scab, Bayonne (posed)
[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
Format: Glass negatives.
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- Scab Meaning
Video shows what scab means. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.. The scabies.. The mange, especially when it ...
- Blackleg - Scab - Vocabulary Builder 2 - ESL British English Pronunciation
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Quotes about Scab
He that is a blab is a scab.
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Scrabble value of S1C3A1B3
The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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