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In organized labor, an employee who breaks a strike. That is, a scab does not go on strike with other employees but instead keeps working. A scab may do this out of concern for his/her livelihood, because he/she does not agree with the reasons for striking, or for some other reason. Because scabs are thought to reduce the effectiveness of a strike, the term is highly derogatory.


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It is in these areas that the scabbing tendency of the sand is greatest as springback and sand expansion increase.
In the treatment of external genital and perianal warts, most local skin reactions were mild to moderate and included erythema, erosion, flaking, edema, scabbing and induration at the wart site.
The preliminary scabbing of sores thus far has been accomplished within 24 hours and complete healing comparable to normal healing times of healthy individuals.