• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scabbed Abounding with scabs; diseased with scabs.
    • Scabbed Fig.: Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scabbed Abounding in or covered with scabs.
    • scabbed Specifically, mangy; affected with scabies.
    • scabbed Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Scabbed affected or covered with scabs: diseased with the scab: vile, worthless
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  • Sir Henry Wotton
    Sir Henry Wotton
    “The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S scæb (Dan. scab, Ger. schabe)—L. scabiesscabĕre, to scratch.


In literature:

Ef hits Frien'less, an' yo' puts yo' han' hyar on his belly dey is a rough-feelin' scab.
"Blister Jones" by John Taintor Foote
Don't furnish chance for gunmen, scabs and all their like; What you need is One Big Union and the One Big Strike.
"The Red Conspiracy" by Joseph J. Mereto
SYMPTOMS: Scabs, loss of hair, intense itching, the animals are constantly rubbing or licking themselves.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
This figure represents an enlarged view of the pear scab, which causes so much destruction.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
You can't call in scab labor.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
She bowed to them, acutely conscious of the scab forming on her cheek.
"Thakur-na" by Ann Wilson
As soon as the pocks appear, rubbing must be avoided till the scabs are entirely gone.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
A scabbed horse is gude enough for a sca'd squire.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Remember it while ye live; an' there's more where thot cum from, too, ye scab.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
There's a strike on for higher wages and shorter hours here, see, and we don't want no scabs, man or boy, goin' into that factory.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
This streak of sunlight, with ruthless severity, made the ugly scabs of dirt stand out on his old wrinkled face.
"Flash-lights from the Seven Seas" by William L. Stidger
And not simply by its stimulus on the surface of the ulcers beneath the scabs.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
If the scab is knocked off and an open sore results it should be treated like any wound.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
If itching is pronounced, remove crusts and scabs after soaking with olive oil, dust borax, finely powdered on the surface.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Within a circle of two yards across, the ground was white and yellow and scaly, like a scab on evil flesh.
"The Bondman" by Hall Caine
The very first thing the democratic governor did was to send the soldiers to scab the mines.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs
All you got's a bunch of fuckin' Mick scabs driving them vans.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Rucker stumbled across a rail in his fury, and went sprawling, but the scab stood.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
It afforded the Company an opportunity to fill the mills with scabs.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
It forms in time a crust or scab, the reddish appearance of which is very characteristic of the yaws eruption.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson

In poetry:

Don't cry, do not purse your lips up,
They're puffy as it is, dear.
Mind you don't break the drying scab
Of smouldering spring fever.
"Confession" by Boris Pasternak
Let's brush our hair before we go to bed,
I say to the old friend who lives in my mirror.
I remember how I'd brush my mother's hair
Before she bobbed it. How long has it been
Since I hit my funnybone? had a scab on my knee?
"The Player Piano" by Randall Jarrell
My soul looked down from a vague height with Death,
As unremembering how I rose or why,
And saw a sad land, weak with sweats of dearth,
Gray, cratered like the moon with hollow woe,
And fitted with great pocks and scabs of plaques.
"The Show" by Wilfred Owen
The sore that opened when I saw you wear
Misfortune like a flower—may it smart
Anew each changeful weather of my soul
To hurt me in my querulous ease and tear
The scabs from memory, from mind and heart,
Because I need such wounds to keep me whole.
"The Grace of Remembrance " by Vassar Miller

In news:

The wheat disease Fusarium head blight (FHB) or head scab is at significant levels in many wheat fields across LaRue County and the state.
But the body persistently tries to heal, and as the wounds attempted to scab over, they actually scabbed onto the seat, fusing her down.
A Purdue Extension plant pathologist says wheat growers can take steps during harvest and in storage to control head scab in the crop.
How to manage scab and mildew.
A program for scab control.
As wheat growers prepare to plant their crop this fall, they are encouraged to choose varieties that are resistant to head scab , says an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist.
More Wheat Varieties Resistant To Head Scab Available.
Unions, community agree: 'Don't buy scab Stella D'oro cookies'.
The party will be unified, even energized, and the scabs from the primary fight will heal nicely.
Fall urea applications can subdue apple scab.
"Hey scab," one pilot said on the voice mail of a union officer.
Wheat Scab Initiative funding partially restored.
These scab NFL officials have not earned stripes.
After many successful clinical studies and years of use in leading hospitals, the topical powder, called WoundSeal, created by senior citizens for senior citizens, stops bleeding through the creation of an instant scab.
This time O07 was played by one-shot scab George Lazenby while Connery wrangled for more money.

In science:

Geometries that are almost buildings” (GABs) and ”Chamber system that are almost buildings” (SCABs) were introduced by Tits in [Tit81] (other names for those are ”geometries of type M” and ”chamber systems of type M”).
Two approaches towards property (T) for groups acting on simplicial complexes
GAB and SCABs can be viewed as finite n-dimensional simplicial complexes whose links of codimension 2 are generalized polygons (exact definition of GABs and SCABs can be found in [Ros86] and in [Tit81]).
Two approaches towards property (T) for groups acting on simplicial complexes
Below we introduce three examples of GABs and SCABs given in [Kan81] and in [Ros86], whose universal cover are an exotic affine buildings (i.e. affine building that do not arise from a local field) and whose fundamental groups acts on those buildings.
Two approaches towards property (T) for groups acting on simplicial complexes