blackleg blackleg

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
  2. (v) take the place of work of someone on strike

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But the General Medican Council said, 'If you go to that blackleg you shall howl for it, as we will ruin any man who dares administer an anesthetic.
  2. Anarchist ; bankrupt ; blackleg ; black-sheep ; brainstorm ; briber ; crook ; crooked ; damaged-goods chap ; destitute ; extreme poverty.
  3. Lasater gives his cattle a start dehorning, vaccination against blackleg, a little hay and some alfalfa pellets in the winter; then he stands off and watches.

News

  • At least 2 cows die due to blackleg disease

    A drought-related disease known as blackleg is blamed for the deaths of at least two cows in Arkansas.
    on July 20, 2013     Source: KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville

Quotes

  • "We're working through the issues on a piece by piece basis," Ritz said. "We've been exporting canola in a major way for some 10 years and this is the first time this issue has popped up. Of course, we have (blackleg) quietly under control...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Gerry Ritz Source: Reuters Canada

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