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n. (en-irregular plural of: callus)


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  1. n. an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot) [syn: callosity]

  2. bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

  3. (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid

  4. v. cause a callus to form on; "The long march had callused his feet"

  5. form a callus or calluses; "His foot callused"

  6. [also: calli (pl)]

Usage examples of "calli".

Still Calli had never gotten over her primitive terror of the creatures that lived so close at hand.

It took a moment for Calli and Solte to prepare themselves to leave the coach.

They were dressed in their traditional clothes, with Calli wearing an elegant linen dress that covered her modestly to the tips of her toes, while Solte sported a simple cotton frock and apron.

Handsome still, Jala weathered his older years with a dignity that Calli found inspiring.

But even had she not been the Princess of Arath, Calli knew she would never have been allowed to be a healer.

I know this is not the life you want, Calli, but few of us have the lives we want.

But after some time had passed and nothing horrible happened she began to relax a little, wanting to believe that, as Calli had suggested, most of the Shadrani horror stories had been invented or at least exaggerated.

It was Calli who understood first, the realization coming seconds after she saw the first and then the second guard fall.

As Calli stood still, shock rooting her to the spot, another creature much like this one, though not as tall, came out of nowhere to join her companion.

They were facing her, speaking to someone, who from the height and breadth of his shoulders, Calli had to assume was male, although the length of the shiny black hair that fell over his shoulders would have branded him female in Soris.

As terrified as she was, Calli was comforted that it was she and not Solte who was in this position.

Drawing in a deep breath, Calli drew up her knees and climbed to her feet.

Briefly, Calli glimpsed for the first time the intricately carved silver amulet that hung around his neck.

They did nothing to hide what Calli thought of as their unnatural relationship.

Shadrani eyes lighting with question when he looked on Calli for the first time.