Glove-fight

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Glove-fight a boxing-match in which the hands are gloved; Glove′-mon′ey, a gratuity given to servants, officers of a court, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. glóf; cf. Scot. loof, Ice. lôfi, palm.

Usage

In literature:

I do not say that a glove-fight is in itself a visually disgusting exhibition.
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
I also had both and fought for my lady's glove or for my vow or for the love of fighting.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I always fight with two-ounce gloves.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
The gloves with which these men were to fight are known as "feather-weight" gloves.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, October 4, 1890" by Various
Here they fight with gloves.
"Punch Among the Planets" by Various
He bought the gloves and I did the fighting.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
If thou do not end this quarrel soon, Here is my glove, thou shalt fight me.
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
I believe there was not a single one even of these who dared to take off the gloves to him in real fighting earnest.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
Let us fight fair and square, gloves off, if you like, and acknowledge that we both admire and respect Miss Wayne very deeply.
"Afterwards" by Kathlyn Rhodes
Oh, we fight with the gloves off in New Lindsey.
"Half a Hero" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

She knew with Ayesha's fierce son he would fight,
Were the story reveal'd of the ring and the glove,
And she firmly exclaim'd, with heroic delight,
"No, his life I will save, if I forfeit his love."
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley

In news:

Gloved -up city slickers fight 'mid-life crisis'.
After UFC Ceo and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta snapped up Muhammad Ali's gloves from a famous 1965 fight for a whopping $1.1 million this year, some more historic mitts are going on the market.
Touching gloves before a fight isn't enough to prove what's about to go down is civilized.
Octo-Mom Gets Her Boxing Gloves On At The Celebrity Pillow Fight Press Conference Michael Lohan arrives at the Celebrity Pillow Fight press conference.
Joe Maddon and Davey Johnson are having a bit of a fight over Johnson's decision to challenge Joel Peralta's glove for pine tar .
Sixth-grader Madison "Maddie" Schmidt never put on a pair of boxing gloves to step into a ring, but her battle against leukemia brought out her "feisty" fighting demeanor, educators say.
Ali 's gloves from his first fight against Joe Frazier in 1971 also fetched $385,848.
GLOVES FROM two of Muhammad Ali 's biggest fights are among items being auctioned off by the estate of his former trainer, Angelo Dundee.
Gloves from two of Muhammad Ali 's biggest fights are among items being auctioned off by the estate of his former trainer, Angelo Dundee.
ATLANTA, Oct 9, 2012 – Imagine fighting a building fire with gardening gloves or walking into a 1,000°F-degree room with threadbare boots.
Six Kentucky healthcare facilities hope pink gloves and their dancing abilities will help them win big in the fight against breast cancer.
LOS ANGELES — Evander Holyfield filed a lawsuit Thursday to try to stop the upcoming auction of some of his boxing memorabilia, including an Olympic bronze medal and the gloves he wore to fight Mike Tyson.
Dust off your boxing gloves and prep a training montage, because the next installment in one of the most popular fighting game franchises is back and bigger than ever.
Gene Tunney's boxing gloves from the famous 1927 "long count" fight with Jack Dempsey.
Westside boxer Kiwon Toney, 10, is proudly sporting the 2011 National Silver Gloves Champion belt after winning his fights in.
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