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

  • While the calf still kicked in a cloud of dust, the vaqueros knelt down, swiftly branded it with the King Ranch's "running W," inoculated it against disease (blackleg .
  • 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.
  • Anarchist ; bankrupt ; blackleg ; black-sheep ; brainstorm ; briber ; crook ; crooked ; damaged-goods chap ; destitute ; extreme poverty.

  • Gerry Ritz in Reuters Canada
    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...

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