Those brick-laying years chumming it up with calloused day laborers in Sydney are finally paying off.
Wars do not end on their own, or by the calloused hands of our military led by generals.
Subject has athletic build, calloused knuckles, broken nose – characteristics of martial arts practitioners.
Neither combatant said a word, the rasp of their calloused feet on the sand the only sound.
Jacovik turned his hands over and looked at the calloused palms.
Drew's hard, calloused hands closed on the back of the pew ahead.
"Luck," Brion said, and shook the technician's calloused hand.
Sam turned his foot over, looked critically at the calloused sole of it, turned it back again and blew a mouthful of smoke.
I mean by that, it was soft and well kept—not hard and calloused.
Were they merely kept in temporary abeyance, or even only calloused, it would not be a matter of so much moment.
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.