from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A gratuity given to servants ostensibly to buy them gloves; hence, formerly, extraordinary rewards given to officers of English courts, etc.; also, money given by the sheriff of a county in which no offenders were left for execution to the clerk of assize and the judges’ officers. Also
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Abel came out at last, very gay, for he had been given, over and above the usual payment, glove-money and a glass of beer.
I do believe Hickman was not merely an easy fellow, but a fool; as to _glove-money --
"I'm sure you'll speak a good word for me: here's the _lases_ -- who will I offer this to?" said she, holding the _glove-money_ and
We meet with the term _glove-money_ in our old records; by which is meant, money given to servants to buy _gloves_.