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scab over

[for a wound] to form a scab. The wound soon scabbed over and the injury was well on its way to healing. I hope this shaving cut scabs over before I have to leave for work.
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scab over

To become covered by a scab: The wound scabbed over and eventually healed.
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mod. cheated in a drug deal; having been sold bogus or inferior drugs. Bart got scabbed by a dealer who got arrested the next day.
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Counties in North Wales had significantly higher rates of scab, notably in Conwy, where six out of 10 farmers reported having the disease in their flocks.
47) It was not until 1924 that, as an indirect result of industrial action taken by the South Australian Labour Council and the Seamens Union, preference was removed from the P&Cs on the deep-sea vessels in Sydney harbour, and all but eight members of the scab union were absorbed into the WWF.
Table 2 presents correlations between SCAB total and factor scores and the six Holland code types; all SCAB factors significantly, positively related to the VPI Artistic factor.
Narrator D: Four days later, the strike is still on, but attacks on scabs and delivery carts are less frequent.
Then apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the scab with a dry, sterile bandage.
An early- to mid-season variety available in early September, Liberty is resistant to the "big four" diseases: apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, and powdery mildew.
Without sufficient hot strength, high metal velocity washes the mold material away, leaving an erosion scab.
The bleeding eventually stopped but left me with scabs so ugly that I was too embarrassed to wear shorts even in the hottest weather.
This has been important in mapping scab resistance in barley because three of the most important resistance genes in barley are located very close to undesirable genes, which creates a substantial problem for breeders.
Llewelyn Moules Jones, NFU Anglesey county chairman, said there was strong support for the return of compulsory treatment for sheep scab, to be led by the Welsh Assembly Government.
We want Chicago Beef's customers to know that until the strike is settled and Local 876 members return to work, any products purchased from Chicago Beef are scab products," Robinson said.
QMYson has a scab under his nose that the doctor says is impetigo.
A fungal disease called scab has cost farmers in the Northern Plains an estimated $2.
Scab is a disease which has afflicted sheep from Biblical times;(1) it was first imported into Australia in the sheep of the First Fleet and quickly became the most serious animal health problem facing pastoralists.
A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a waterlogged brain and.