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 for scab
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scab \Scab\ (sk[a^]b), n. [OE. scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS.
     scaeb, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. skab, and also L. scabies,
     fr. scabere to scratch, akin to E. shave. See Shave, and
     cf. Shab, Shabby.]
     1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule,
        formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased
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     2. The itch in man; also, the scurvy. [Colloq. or Obs.]
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     3. The mange, esp. when it appears on sheep. --Chaucer.
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     4. A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface,
        caused by a minute fungus ({Tiburcinia Scabies).
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     5. (Founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces
        the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a
        part of the mold.
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     6. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow. [Low] --Shak.
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     7. A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than
        are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes
        the place of a workman on a strike. [Cant]
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     8. (Bot.) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus
        diseases attacking cultivated plants, and usually forming
        dark-colored crustlike spots.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scab \Scab\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scabbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over.
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     2. to take the place of a striking worker.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
           [syn: scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat]
      2: the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
      v 1: form a scab; "the wounds will eventually scab"
      2: take the place of work of someone on strike [syn: fink,
         scab, rat, blackleg]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "scab":
     abscess, aposteme, bed sore, birthmark, blackhead, blackleg, blain,
     bleb, blemish, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker,
     canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, check, chilblain,
     cicatrix, cicatrize, close up, cold sore, comedo, crack, crater,
     craze, crust, deface, defacement, defect, deform, deformation,
     deformity, disfiguration, disfigure, disfigurement, distort,
     distortion, effloresce, encrust, eschar, fault, felon, fester,
     festering, fever blister, fink, fistula, flaw, freckle, furuncle,
     furunculus, gathering, granulate, gumboil, heal, heal over,
     hemangioma, hemorrhoids, hickey, incrust, incrustation, keloid,
     kibe, kink, knit, lentigo, lesion, loricate, mar, milium, mole,
     needle scar, nevus, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis,
     pastry shell, petechia, piecrust, piles, pimple, pit, pock,
     pockmark, polyp, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, pustule, rat,
     rift, right itself, rising, scab over, scale, scar, scarify,
     scratch, sebaceous cyst, set, shell, soft chancre, sore, split,
     stalactite, stalagmite, stigma, strawberry mark, strikebreaker,
     sty, suppuration, swelling, track, tubercle, twist, ulcer,
     ulceration, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, weal, welt, wen,
     wheal, whelk, whitehead, whitlow, wound

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