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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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(As the ad said, who wants a woman with dishpan hands?) I also sympathise with women that they are missing the gene that facilitates sensible loading of a dishwasher.
I can see her after supper, leaning over the dishpan in the kitchen sink, her mind blessedly free of psychoanalysis.
Alveeta set her cup in the dishpan. Slowly, she followed Soot to the door.
She plunked it in the dishwater in the dishpan and said to me, "You have enough sugar in your teacup to sweeten the dishwater." And I was a smart little so and so.
The original French Quarter was built more than 200 years ago on high ground, but it sank, and now the city lies below sea level, like a bowl set in a big dishpan of water.
Last month, Newsday included a tip from her about reusing aluminum foil as a dishpan scrubber.
In "Fault of Memory" she writes, "The dishpan has a gray, still water.
This is not to say, of course, that women are to the dishpan born, or that furniture-polishing stimulates them as it cannot their wiser brothers.
A similar effect is used on the words "dishpan hands" in the same work's "Hear Me Through." (43) The humor in these kinds of jokes is even more apparent in live performance when audiences can witness vocalists' efforts to sing these text settings to the best of their ability.
Soak for 20 minutes in a standard-size plastic dishpan filled halfway with warm water and about 10 drops dishwashing liquid.
(23) We might recall that Jesse's Rabelaisian Negro indulges in a particularly potent aspect of the black (folk) vernacular, "a dishpan of stewed chitterlings" (63).
He is great with the dishpan hands and mop and bucket, but leave him to practical chores and he is liable to maim himself.
Immersion or contact dermatitis (dishpan hands) is the type of skin irritation most often associated with water-based metalworking fluids, and it ranges from mild to severe, explains Greg Foltz, manager, Engineering & Development, Consumable Products Div., Milacron Inc.