scab

Part of speech: noun

A crust formed on the surface of a sore; also, some similar appearance, as on diseased plants; a blister on the surface of a casting, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A mean, dirty, paltry fellow; so used by Shakespeare; hence, recently, a workman who refuses to join or acts against a labor- union.

Part of speech: adjective

Scabbed, scabby.

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Usage examples "scab":

  1. Mrs. Muscovitz was talking to the scab. - "Comrade Yetta", Albert Edwards.
  2. Again, the botanical name of a fig, ficus, has been commonly applied to a sore or scab appearing on a part of the body where hair is, or to a red sore in the fundament, i. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. The causes predisposing to scab have been variously assigned to dampness, want of lime, action of bacteria and fungi- e. - "Disease in Plants", H. Marshall Ward.