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Scab, the incrustation formed over sores by dried matter; applied to persons as a term of extreme contempt and disgust: “my elbow itched: I thought there would a s. follow,” Ado III, 3, 107. “out, s.” Tw. II, 5, 82. “well said, i' faith, Wart; thou'rt a good s.” H4B III, 2, 296. “the loathsomest s. in Greece,” Troil. II, 1, 31. “that, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion, make yourselves --s,” Cor. I, 1, 169.
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