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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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Scab material softened with water was cultured on 10% blood agar at 370C in an atmosphere of 5% CO2 for 4 days.
Washington, May 30 ( ANI ): An advanced new bandage that mimics human scab formation promotes faster wound healing, scientists have claimed.
The lack of work on the waterfront caused by the seamen's strike, when it began on 21 May, strengthened the position of the established wharfies by discouraging many of the scabs. They now had little incentive to defy a campaign of intimidation and remain on the waterfront, when all they gained in return was a trickle of work.
Ex-Airdrie goalkeeper John Martin was a famous strike-breaker who was tagged with the scab label throughout his 20-year football career.
Narrator D: Four days later, the strike is still on, but attacks on scabs and delivery carts are less frequent.
Schoolchildren can normally return to their classes after one week from the start of treatment even with scabs, as long as they remember not to scratch or touch them.
In 1957, two London virologists using cell cultures examined smallpox scabs that had been stored in test tubes under ambient laboratory conditions.
Caro contacted George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, who notes that during the late 1800s, pus or bits of scabs from smallpox patients with mild cases were implanted in the skins of healthy people to generate a mild illness that bestowed lifetime immunity.
Expansion defects are a family of defects that include rattails, buckles and scabs. These defects originate, in part, from the expansion of the sand gains when heated by the metal entering the mold.
The bleeding eventually stopped but left me with scabs so ugly that I was too embarrassed to wear shorts even in the hottest weather.
So she'll continue to pick at scabs while she puts up one-woman shows, dreams of starring in "funny movies"--and tries to keep her mother out of her head.