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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:

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satin-back crepe, crepe-satin, or satin-crepe) satin weave on the face and a crepe effect on the back obtained with twisted crepe yarns in the filling - 2 or 3 times as many ends as picks per inch....
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Medium weight, durable fabric made of cotton or cotton blend yarns. A tightly woven, strong fabric that is often finished with a water repellant coating. In men's wear most commonly used for trench...

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