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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.

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