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hand covering with a separate sheath for each finger. The earliest gloves, relics of the cave dwellers, closely resembled bags. Reaching to the elbow, they were most probably worn solely for protection and warmth. Although there is some indication of the use of separate fingers in an Egyptian relic, most early gloves were much like mittens, usually of skin with the fur inside. The glove as we know it today dates from the 11th cent. In England after the Norman conquest, gloves, richly jeweled and ornamented, were worn as a badge of distinction by royalty and by church dignitaries. The glove became meaningful as a token; it became custom to fling a gauntlet, the symbol of honor, at the feet of an adversary, thereby challenging his integrity and inviting satisfaction by duel. In the 12th cent. gloves became a definite part of fashionable dress, and ladies began to wear them; the sport of falconry also increased their use. In the 13th cent. the metal gauntlet appeared as a part of armor. Gloves became accessible to the common people, and their popularity grew. Scented gloves, an innovation that was to last until the 18th cent., came into vogue. The 16th and 17th cent. saw extravagantly ornamented gloves; they were of leather, linen, silk, or lace and were jeweled, embroidered, or fringed. After the 17th cent. the emphasis was on proper fit, and gloves were less ornamental. The first known glove maker was in Perth, Scotland, after 1165; a guild of glove makers was incorporated in France in 1190, and one in London c.1600. In the United States, glove making began in 1760 when a settlement of Scottish glovers was established at Gloversville, N.Y.; New York state has since been the center of the glove industry in the United States. Modern gloves are made of fabric, plain or knitted; of leather from almost every variety of animal hide; and of rubber and plastic used in surgical, laboratory, and household work.


See C. C. Collins, Love of a Glove (1945).

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i. The fixed leading portion of a wing root of a variable swept wing. If there is a provision for carrying external stores at this location, it is known as a glove station.
ii. A covering for the hand made of leather or fire-resistant material.
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Sport any of various large protective hand covers worn in sports, such as a boxing glove
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data glove

A glove used to report the position of a user's hand and fingers to a computer. See virtual reality.

The Data Glove
This CyberGlove from Virtual Technologies is an example of a data glove. The wearer is playing a simulated ballgame. As he views the monitor, his hand movements are translated onto the screen via the data gloves. Each of the gloves in the picture contain 18 movement sensors. (Image courtesy of Virtual Technologies, Inc.)
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It is, therefore, worth considering the introduction of widespread use of double gloves (with puncture signaling system) for surgeons.
There is evidence that bacteria and viruses can travel through perforations in surgical gloves, with small percentages even passing through double gloves. There is very limited evidence however to suggest that perforated gloves directly increase the incidence of SSI.
Naver LP, Gottrup F 2000 Incidence of glove perforations in gastrointestinal surgery and the protective effect of double gloves: a prospective, randomised controlled study European Journal of Surgery 166 (4) 293-295
As a result, Korniewicz continues to recommend that health care workers "double glove in high-risk procedures."
As before the rotary gear selector for the eight speed auto box common to all engines is in the centre console in front of the off-road controls while a double glove box and split tailgate continue as classic features - the tailgate now being power operated.
Practicality is everything and the Mokka features 19 storage spaces, including a double glove box, twin door pockets and an under-floor storage compartment in the generouslysized boot.
There's also a ventilated cool box beneath the front armrest, a drawer beneath the passenger seat and a double glove box with the upper one containing aux-in and USB connections which made pumping out tunes from the iPod to keep the kids happy simplicity itself.
There's also a ventilated cool box beneath the front armrest, a drawer beneath the passenger seat and a double glove box, with the upper one containing aux-in and USB connections.
Some rivals probably do better in providing knick-knack storage but there is still a double glove box with air conditioning and a generous storage cubby under the centre armrest, as well as open trays beneath the dash.
The steering wheel is wrapped in leather with a nice slim-rim and there's a double glove box just as there was on the original Beetle.
In some areas it has become acceptable to 'double glove' or to wear two pairs of gloves for a procedure, but the judgement relating to this appears to be influenced by one or more factors such as personal preference, the procedure to be undertaken, specific factors known about the patient and whether the practitioner has mild skin abrasions (Tanner & Parkinson 2007).