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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glove n.
 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.
 2. A boxing glove.
 Boxing glove. See under Boxing.
 Glove fight, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves.
 Glove money or Glove silver. (a) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with. (b) Eng. Law. A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.
 Glove sponge Zool., a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges (Spongia officinalis).
 To be hand and glove with, to be intimately associated or on good terms with. Hand and glove with traitors.” --J. H. Newman.
 To handle without gloves, to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with. [Colloq.]
 To take up the glove, to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
 To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.