He acquired a row of callouses on each hand and a chronic ache in his back, but beyond that he did not accomplish very much.
On my word the good wife and mother hasn't the kinks out of her fingers yet, nor the callouses from her hands, by Jove!
He felt her callouses grind and grate on his, and a great wave of pity welled over him.
But the world, which veils the spirit and callouses the instincts, makes curiosity for most people the criterion of interest.
They were large and shapely, but the only callouses they could show were accusingly recent.
Get up before dawn, work like a slave, go out in the fields, ruin your hands with callouses.
But there was a sparkle in his eyes, an ease of movement and callouses on his hands.
He bowed his head till his dirty, yellowish poll nearly touched his gray knees that were covered with callouses.
You, too, should have callouses on your emotions by this time.
His hands, while smooth on the backs and well cared for, showed when he exposed the palms the callouses of ax handling.
c.1400, "hardened," in the physical sense, from Latin callosus "thick-skinned," from callus, callum "hard skin" (see callus). The figurative sense of "unfeeling" appeared in English by 1670s. Related: Callously; callousness.
callous cal·lous (kāl'əs)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a callus or callosity.