scabbing


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scabbing

[′skab·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Breaking off of fragments in the inside of a wall of hard material due to the impact or explosion of a projectile on the outside.
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The scabbing operation in New South Wales actually began with an offer of support from the Farmers and Settlers Association (see Sydney Morning Herald, 14 August 1917, p.
High moisture levels can cause can metal penetration, pinholes and scabbing. Low moisture allows friability, erosion and sand inclusion problems.
We do not have viral cultures to confirm this speculation." They add there is significance to the shorter time to scabbing, meaning the untreated children can, on average, return to school one day sooner that the children treated with acetaminophen.