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  • In her impatience she had crushed her handkerchief into a ball in her tiny, well-gloved fingers.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • Tenim unlaced the special compartment, reached in with a well-gloved hand, and restrained the falcon resting inside.

    Dragon's Fire

  • Certainly, if this is the hand of God, He keeps it well-gloved.

    Jacob's Ladder

  • Behold us hessianed in our haunts, touching the tips of well-gloved fingers to our passing friends; then fancy the opening and shutting of our back, just as Lord Adolphus Nutmeg claimed the affinity of "kid to kid," to find our other hand close prisoner made by our uncle Bucket.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 21, 1841

  • In times so ancient as to be scarcely within the memory of a juvenile dowager, it was held by the high dry exponents of aristocratic privilege that to touch trade, even when it proffered a bag of money in a well-gloved hand, was to be defiled beyond the restoring power of a Belgravian

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, July 4, 1891

  • About the middle of the morning of the twenty-third of December, she came down the stairs, her hand-bag in her hand, well-hatted, well-gloved, freshly veiled, having achieved her usual purpose of looking to the casual eye like the daughter of a wealthy man.

    The Bent Twig

  • The hand on his arm was not so small; but it was well-gloved, and somehow the fancy struck him that it was a cold hand and not always sympathetic in its touch.

    The Quest of the Silver Fleece A Novel

  • Moved by some impulse in her own buoyant mood, Carlisle touched the littlest girl on the shoulder with a well-gloved finger.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • She gave him a glance which began at himself and ended at a folded paper which she carried in her well-gloved hand.

    In the Mayor's Parlour

  • Much taller than the average Frenchwoman, neatly dressed in an English tailor-made costume, with her smart straw hat and well-gloved hands,

    The Albert Gate Mystery Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective

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