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Gloves and mittens

gauntlet

noun

a thick heavy glove that you wear to protect your hand and lower arm

glove

noun

a piece of clothing that covers your fingers and hands

mitt

noun

a thick mitten that you wear on your hands to protect them

mitten

noun

a type of glove with one part for your thumb and another part for your fingers

muff

noun

a tube of fur or thick cloth into which you put your hands to keep them warm

thumb

noun

the part of a glove that covers your thumb

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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