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  • adjective Resembling a glove or some aspect of one.


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glove +‎ -like


  • He twists them in his lap, then holds them light together, puts them on his thighs — lovely big thighs! — and they are loose-skinned, kind of fat and glovelike, so expressive.

    Gerontophile: An Imposition

  • The talon-sheaths fit over each claw and were held in place with a glovelike web of fine, strong leather straps.


  • There were suits in the window, fitted to forms with glovelike accuracy.

    The Wrong Twin

  • They be made glovelike, and for each finger a stall:

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 2

  • People with paralyzed limbs can be taught to control a robotic glovelike device that will move their fingers in response to the patient's own thoughts.

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  • Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, asked 16 women, all healthy recreational joggers ages 19 to 25, to spend two weeks getting used to running in the Vibram FiveFingers, a snug, glovelike shoe that weighs less than five ounces.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It's easily the most glovelike iteration of the Five Fingers family.

    Wired Top Stories

  • In a hotel next door, Aryesh Mukherjee, a physics graduate student at Harvard University, was explaining how he built, with the help of rubber glovelike material, a synthetic voice box that could imitate a range of bird songs.

    The Seattle Times

  • He put a lot of himself into the details of his pre-fall collection which includes plenty of his signature silhouette-enhancing dresses and this leather coat with a glovelike fit and detachable fur collar.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Even though all these worms brought up from the bottom are destined to die anyway, to sacrifice themselves for science, as the grad students weakly joke, I still can't bring myself to yank them from their glovelike tubes.

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