A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SCAB

Thu, 29 Sep '22
Part of a healing process
Fri, 29 Jul '22
Unpopular worker
Tue, 22 Mar '22
It may cover a cut
Wed, 29 Dec '21
Healing indicator
Tue, 25 May '21
Evidence of a recent scrape
Sun, 9 May '21
Wound up on top?
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Line crosser, of a sort
Sat, 30 Jan '21
Natural cover