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What is "Gauntlets" - Definition & Explanation

Dress gloves extending above the wrist.
These were worn at the wrist to protect the hunter from being snapped by the bowstring.
The white glove-like markings on the legs of some cats. (eg. Birman) Also called "Socks" and "Gloves".
Dress gloves that came just above the wrist. White was the most popular, but also came in many colors. Ladies in the 1950’s wouldn’t leave home with out them.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A fiber dyeing method in which dye in applied to combed fibers in an untwisted or loosely twisted rope form (called top or sliver ). Sometimes dye is applied or printed on the fiber at regular...
Also called gassing, singeing is a process applied to both yarns and fabrics to produce an even surface by burning off projecting fibres, yarn ends, and fuzz. This is accomplished by passing the...
a) In Fibre The waviness of a fibre, i.e. the condition in which the axis of a fibre under minimum external stress departs from a straight line and follows a simple or a complex or an irregular wavy...
Leather that is dyed right through during tanning and has no coating on the top of the hide. Only the top quality hides are used for this type of leather and they retain natural variations such as...
The process of conferring dimensional stability on fibres, yarns or fabrics, generally by means of moist or dry heat. NOTE: The operation of setting is applied to textile materials of all kinds but...

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