Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of corn.

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Examples

  • The corns between the toes are called _soft corns_.

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  • People sometimes mistakenly use the terms corns and calluses interchangeably - but they are not the same:

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  • The best line of treatment for a horse that is subject to corns is to remove the shoes and allow the animal to run in a pasture.

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  • For the removal of those hardened portions of the epidermis, usually occurring upon the feet, and vulgarly known as corns, Pliny the Elder, in his "Natural History," recommends the sufferer, after observing the flight of a meteor, to pour a little vinegar upon the hinge of a door.

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  • Put over the fire sufficient vinegar to cover the given quantity; to each quart, allow two bay leaves, six cloves, a teaspoonful of whole mustard, and a dozen pepper corns, that is, whole peppers.

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  • "And what's yer raison for acting in that shtyle, to as good a man as iver asked God's blessing on a sunny morning, and who wouldn't tread on one of yer corns, that is, if yer big feet isn't all corns, like a toad's back, as I suspict, from the manner in which ye leaps over the ground."

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  • In areas where the altitude was high and the climate was cold, New World crops such as corns and potatoes that were suitable for cultivation in hilly areas helped immigrants, including the Han, Miao, and Yao people. 118

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  • These include a darkening of the skin and the appearance of small "corns" or "warts" on the palms, soles, and torso, and are often associated with changes in the blood vessels of the skin (see Figure 2).

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  • The FDA-approved uses of salicylic acid are the application to hypertrophied skin lesions, such as corns, calluses, and warts.

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  • _ -- Sidebones may be the result of a low inflammatory condition or of an acute attack as well, or may be caused by sprains, bruises, or blows; or they may have their rise in certain diseases affecting the foot proper, such as corns, quarter cracks, or quittor.

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