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ka luhs

  • n  an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
  • n  bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
  • n  (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
  • v  cause a callus to form on
    The long march had callused his feet
  • v  form a callus or calluses
    His foot callused

  • Commercials for Telebrands products, which include an egg-shaped callus remover (the PedEgg) and nail clippers for pets (PediPaws), now appear during The O'Reilly Factor, one of the .
  • For a time he worked as Bell's outpatient clerk and would watch, amazed, at how the location of a callus could reveal a man's profession, or how a quick look at a skin rash told .
  • While Carrey set about inhabiting the character a task that required wearing a cumbersome costume and painful contact lenses ("I defined him as a big, thick callus," says .
News & Articles

  • Shell's new CEO reinforces gas technology focus
    By Andrew Callus LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell named refining head Ben van Beurden as its new chief executive, picking a man with little board-level experience but broad company exposure and first-hand knowledge of the gas technology it has bet its future on. Van Beurden, who became head of refining, marketing and chemicals in January, has been at the Anglo-Dutch group for 30 years and ...
    July 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Josh Beckett in International Herald Tribune
    It was actually the inning before,Beckett said. "I have a callus on my toe. When you get a little sweaty, calluses get a little soft, and it's almost like a rip, a cut on my toe where that callus is. I could make some adjustments when I...
  • Jim Oberstar in Detroit Free Press
    There are folks in the economic gang at the White House who've never had a shovel in their hands or a callus on their fingers,Oberstar said.

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