The wharfies eventually returned, defeated in both Sydney and Melbourne, to wait in line behind a scab
workforce that numbered around a thousand in each port--about a third of the normal workforce.
It is evil to be a scab
, and therefore deserving of fulmination.
As the clot dries and gets hard, a scab
forms to keep out germs and dirt.
Although a scab
seems like it is on good and tight, it is basically a dried blood clot waiting to finish its job before it falls off.
Last year, a scab
epidemic crippled the wheat industry in the southeastern United States.
* Nearly three-fourths of consumers (72%) think a wound should air out and form a scab
, should be covered with a bandage for only a short time or should be kept covered during the day and aired out at night.
Sometimes the buckle will open up, allowing the metal to run through the crack in the sand and fill the void behind the buckle to create a scab
Short pants and bathing suits meant scrapes and cuts that eventually would form a scab
, but I would try to remove it too soon with the result that the healing took longer.