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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having, consisting of, or covered with scabs.
  • adjective Affected with scab or scabies.
  • adjective Informal Contemptible; vile.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In founding, blistered or marred with scabs: said of a casting.
  • Covered with scabs; full of scabs; consisting of scabs.
  • Affected with scabies.
  • Injured by the attachment of barnacles, limpets, and other shell-fish to the carapace, interfering with the growth of the shell at the spots affected: noting tortoise-shell so injured.
  • In printing, noting printed matter that is blotched, spotty, or uneven in color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
  • adjective Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
  • adjective Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective covered with scabs

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