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  • Should you ask for directions, the ubiquitous white-gloved gendarmes will salute you politely.

    To Catch a View in Monaco

  • The meal was artfully presented by white-gloved servers to the strains

    Estate of the Wild

  • The next thing I recall was a pair of white-gloved hands reaching in to pull me out of the car.

    The Memory Palace

  • Her lips didn't move, so it really looked like the white-gloved hand was delivering a toast.

    Mark Goffman: Dumbstruck

  • My mother-in-law, who is extraordinarily shy, shocked our 200 friends and family when she held up her white-gloved hand, and it began to speak.

    Mark Goffman: Dumbstruck

  • Uniform in every sense of the word—young and pretty, thin and unmarried, well-groomed and white-gloved—they command our attention.

    Stewardesses and Bunnies of Yore

  • Later, the couple advised two white-gloved art handlers where to hang a large, bright red painting that included human hair embedded in wax by artist Grant Hayunga.

    Old Kentucky With a Twist

  • Yet the Red Cross people came away reassured: They'd seen an orchestra rehearsing, white-gloved bakers unloading bread and well-dressed children playing in a park.

    Danger And Daring

  • I so well remember those days when, standing before us in his top hat and black suit, he'd effortlessly slide a white-gloved hand into a lint-less pocket to pull out a dozen brightly colored ribbons.

    Ann Miller: "Just Pick Up a Paper!" -- Another Reason to Thank WikiLeaks

  • The bride, laughing, covered her mouth with a white-gloved hand.

    Survivors Seek Japan's Past, in Photos

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