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blackleg


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blackleg  \Black"leg`\,  n. 
  1.  A  notorious  gambler.  [Colloq.] 
 
  2.  A  disease  among  calves  and  sheep,  characterized  by  a 
  settling  of  gelatinous  matter  in  the  legs,  and  sometimes 
  in  the  neck.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blackleg 
  n  :  someone  who  works  (or  provides  workers)  during  a  strike 
  [syn:  {scab},  {strikebreaker},  {rat}] 
  v  :  take  the  place  of  work  of  someone  on  strike  [syn:  {scab},  {rat}] 




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