from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A calefactory of spherical form and small enough to be held in the hands, formerly in use.


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  • I also would suggest a hand-warmer belt that has a tubelike fleece pocket that wraps around your waist.

    what are some warm gloves that would work for bowhunting?

  • Gene pisses in his water bottle and passes it to me, a hand-warmer to help loosen my Ivy League death grip on the wheel.


  • On the other hand, Bumsuk Choi , the General Idea designer who sent out a hand-warmer as an invitation, said that the invitation design foreshadowed some of his collection's very specific inspirations, such as "cold weather, and the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France."

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  • Mr. Boss said the fanny pack hand-warmer becomes "crucial," and there'll probably be a bunch of warming packets in the equipment staff's bags.

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  • There's a full zipper and two generous hand-warmer pockets.

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  • If the hand-warmer app can make its way to the iPad, Apple's new device may become the new favorite place for cats worldwide to sit, beating out such favorites as "a single piece of paper," "the remote control" and "your face."

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  • A woman gave me her spare gloves (and a hand-warmer!) when she saw that my hands were frigid.

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  • The new G3 Guide Jacket features a waterproof main zipper; watertight, adjustable cuffs; built-in retractors for clippers or other items; large bellows pockets for fly boxes; lined hand-warmer pockets; four smaller stowage pockets with water-resistant zippers; and an adjustable hood.

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  • He'd withstood countless shots from 300-pound linemen and blitzing linebackers, only to have the seemingly benign hand-warmer strap underscore the need to finally get his left shoulder right.

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  • The pie itself served as a hand-warmer, in fact; most people made or bought sturdy offerings with a hard crust that could stand a great deal of abuse, wrapped them in a scrap of cloth as soon as they came right out of the oven, and tucked them into pockets and muffs to act as a heat source until the owner got hungry.

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