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dishpan hands

A condition of the hands in which they are red, raw, dry, scaly, and/or painful due to sensitivity or prolonged exposure to water and cleaning materials. I don't mind the long hours or the repetitive work of washing dishes for the restaurant, but these dishpan hands are really killing me.
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VAT: A tub, dishpan or other container that holds the pulp mixture.
In the dishpan, place one card on the left side and say that letter (or word), while you are tracing it in the corn meal.
I heat up water on my stove and pour the boiling water over the dirty dishes in the dishpan.
I have a propane burner to heat the water and a dishpan with less than two inches of water maximum, or I can't lift and empty it into a bucket for the caretaker to take out later.
A plastic basin or dishpan makes a good soaking tub, and can also keep supplies up out of the litter when you're treating an injury.
Water from the heat pump is collected in an old enamel dishpan and emptied on the flowers when it gets too full.
Apparently it did not bother me, for I recall being puzzled one summer when my mother placed a dishpan of water beside an electric fan.
A square sided plastic dishpan can be purchased for a few dollars and is just the right size for this operation.
Now 10 years later, at age 60, I have learned how to mix cement in a little blue dishpan and make my own patio stones.
Walls with a dishpan, iron skillets, and a calendar hanging on them, and my most important picture, an old man praying over his meal.
Fill a dishpan with hot, soapy water, and keep it beside the sink during the day.
Wash dishes in a dishpan full of hot soapy water, rinse by soaking one minute in hot water with one tablespoon chlorine bleach added per gallon.
With such snags and so many features introduced in the previous three entries left out this time, there's an unshakeable feeling while playing "The Sims 4'' that even though the Sims have evolved, something still isn't quite right about them, and it ain't just their dishpan hands.
A] wooden washtub, a plastic dishpan, a swimming platform on pontoons, a large fishing net, a door taken off its hinges, or Pinocchio (when inside the whale) are not "vessels," even if they are "artificial contrivance[s]" capable of floating, moving under tow, and incidentally carrying even a fair-sized item or two when they do so.
Generally, the snow was just deep enough to slide down the hill a few times in an aluminum dishpan (I don't think I knew a kid with an actual sled).