blackleg blackleg


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



  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.


  • 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


  • "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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