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- A glove or mitten.
1801, John Locke, Works - Volume 9 - Page 9:
- I doubt not, but if a man from his cradle had been always used to go bare-foot, whilst his hands were constantly wrapped up in warm mittins, and covered with handshoes, as the dutch call gloves; [...]
1891, H. Warren Clifford, Every-day occupations - Page 121:
- In this country the skins of deer, hogs, and sheep are often made into "handshoes," as FROM FOREIGN LANDS.
- 1894, Great Thoughts from Master Minds - Volume 3 - Page 47:
- A glove with them is a "handshoe," showing they wore shoes before gloves.
1969, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Arts in Virginia - Volume 10:
- Pieter Waldron's gauntleted hand (6), which clasps the other handshoon[sic] by its fingers, is echoed in W/7//'am Brodnax's similar clutch.
2005, Harvey Mackay, Fired Up!:
- There was a guy propelling himself with padded “handshoes” bound to his wrists with leather straps.