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scabby

(skăb′ē)
adj. scab·bier, scab·biest
1. Having, consisting of, or covered with scabs.
2. Affected with scab or scabies.
3. Informal Contemptible; vile: scabby greed.

scab′bi·ly adv.
scab′bi·ness n.
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Within a month Swansea's William the Scabby was well enough to make a pilgrimage to Bishop Thomas' tomb in Hereford and some years later, in 1320, the cleric was declared a saint, William the Scabby's survival having been judged a miracle.
Examination of the flock revealed scabby lesions at the oral commissures, muzzle around the nostrils and on the face in few cases.
When I was a kid we all had scabby knees, black eyes and grazed elbows but it never did us any harm.
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Though the twenty-by-twenty-four-inch digital prints of cauterized wounds and scaly skin exude a harsh, scabby reality, the stories are warm and folksy.
It is another blow for Australia's A$1 billion (about US$723,000 million) livestock export industry after a shipment of 57,000 sheep spent 11 weeks at sea recently after being rejected by Saudi Arabia, which claimed they were infected with scabby mouth disease.
The Dutch-owned MV Cormo Express left Kuwait in the early hours of yesterday having spent the past 70 days afloat in the Middle East since the sheep's rejection on the grounds too many were suffering from a disease called scabby mouth.
The telltale symptom of cutaneous anthrax is a large sore with a black, scabby center.
Allowed to go unattended, the mites multiply rapidly, causing a brownish, scabby looking residue to build up inside the ear.
Backyard apple growers usually settle for less, consigning the scabby, wormy fruit to the compost pile or the cider press.
During this time, the blisters usually swell up, rupture, and then slowly ooze fluid that dries and forms an unsightly scabby crust before slowly disappearing.