from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pugilistic contest in which the hands are covered with boxing-gloves.
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Highly coloured bills announcing the glove-fight between Nigger Ned and
I do not say that a glove-fight is in itself a visually disgusting exhibition.
Highly coloured bills announcing the glove-fight between Nigger Ned and Malvoli were slapped about the walls.
Middle-aged men tell interminable stories about money or smart strokes of business; youngsters wink and look unspeakably wise as they talk on the subject of the spring handicaps; wild spirits tell of their experiences at a glove-fight in some foul East-end tavern; amorous exploits are detailed with a fulness and freedom which would extremely amaze the ladies who form the subject of the conversation.