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  • n. Plural form of callus.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of callus.


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  • PERPER: If there ` s evidence of abuse in the past, it can be shown if there are changes in the bone, what they call calluses which might indicate remote fracture.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

  • A muscle-corded hand, well-furnished with sword calluses, gripped the curved ash.

    Conan the Relentless

  • Quenten had not missed the sword calluses on her hands, and the easy way she wore her blade.

    Winds Of Fate

  • There was muscle beneath the fat of good living, and old sword calluses on his hands.

    The Oathbound

  • By forming small wounds in "explants" of the stem cell tissue, scientists are able to stimulate large cell masses known as calluses, which contain the "unprogrammed" and undifferentiated cells of the plant. Press Releases

  • It had been a while, actually, and on top of that I certainly had no calluses to speak of.


  • When I see the piano- and violin-induced calluses on my daughters' fingertips, or the teeth marks on the piano, I'm sometimes seized with doubt.

    A husband in the eye of Amy Chua, the Tiger Mother

  • He rarely wore shoes or if he had to, a pair of cheap flip flops and as a result, the calluses on the bottom of his feet looked to be about 2 inches thick.

    Maria Rodale: Barefoot in the Garden

  • My hands are full of new calluses, some of which burned from the hot soil as I pulled out the weeds.

    Farm Journal: Meditations Over the Onions

  • As summer wears on, calluses develop and pain subsides.

    Wanted for Assault


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