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Callus   /kˈæləs/   Listen

Cause a callus to form on.
Form a callus or calluses.

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"Callus" Quotes from Famous Books

... Since these are touched by neighbouring aery gusts— Must there be thumped and strook by blows of air Repeatedly. And therefore almost all Are covered either with hides, or else with shells, Or with the horny callus, or with bark. Yet this same air lashes their inner parts, When creatures draw a breath or blow it out. Wherefore, since body thus is flogged alike Upon the inside and the out, and blows Come in upon us through the little pores Even inward ...
— Of The Nature of Things • [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius

... the cold, as from a callus, all feeling had left its abode in my face, it now seemed to me I felt some wind, wherefore I, "My Master, who moves this? Is not every vapor[1] quenched here below?" Whereon he to me, "Speedily shalt thou be where thine ...
— The Divine Comedy, Volume 1, Hell [The Inferno] • Dante Alighieri

... in place, go over its roots and cut off the ends of all that were severed in taking it up. Use a sharp knife in doing this, and make a clean, smooth cut. A callus will form readily if this is done, but not if the ends of the large roots are left in ...
— Amateur Gardencraft - A Book for the Home-Maker and Garden Lover • Eben E. Rexford

Words linked to "Callus" :   plant process, corn, indurate, chestnut, scar, harden, phytology, cicatrice, botany, cicatrix, clavus, hardening, enation

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