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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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Soak for 20 minutes in a standard-size plastic dishpan filled halfway with warm water and about 10 drops dishwashing liquid.
The nigger woke, sat up, scratched at the lice, stood up, farted, pissed, crapped, gargled, harked, spat, sat down, ate a dishpan of stewed chitterlings, drank a gallon of lightening, hated the white folks for an hour, went out and stole some chickens, raped a white woman, got lynched by a mob, scratched his kinky head and said, Boss, Ah's tahd uh gittin' lynched.
He is great with the dishpan hands and mop and bucket, but leave him to practical chores and he is liable to maim himself.
We filled a dishpan with water and set up a table on the deck.
In the winter, I used an old dishpan of mother's as a sleigh to slide down the hill.
Moreover, the English bathtub, then as now, was a puny and inconvenient contrivance -- little more, in fact, than a glorified dishpan -- and filling and emptying it required the attendance of a servant.
SAY goodbye to dishpan hands with the new Haier dishwasher.
Trent Taylor (second from left) shows off his dishpan hands, while Kendall Cupskey (left), Tom Buurs and Jim Henderson (right) smile after a job well done, Proceeds from the luncheons and from special donations totalled $2,500.
They proceed to share the dishpan happily, and wash the dishes together.
Then she wiped the dishes and noted reflections on their surfaces; she wiped the dishpan and hung it up" (53).
Some of her memories are likely shared by most of her 15,000 fellow Trail Riders--falling to sleep as horse bells tinkle from a nearby meadow, singing by a campfire, groaning as the camp cook rang the backcountry breakfast bell, most likely a clattering dishpan smacked with a spoon.
Blessed with perfect pitch (bandleader Andy Kirk said if you dropped a dishpan, she could tell you what key it was ringing in) and rock-solid rhythm, she played by ear and taught herself by imitating other players.
A shallow container for mixing (such as a dishpan, disposable roasting pan etc.
Otherwise, nothing else new, except I'm getting dishpan hands and whenever I call my husband in to open a can or something, he cuts himself, so we've decided it's a good idea for both husbands and wives to stay out of the kitchen.