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 for Glove fight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glove \Glove\ (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin
     to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel.
     l[=o]fi.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a
        separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic
        distinguishes the glove from the mitten.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A boxing glove.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Boxing glove. See under Boxing.
  
     Glove fight, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters
        wear boxing gloves.
  
     Glove money or Glove silver.
        (a) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy
            gloves with.
        (b) (Eng. Law.) A reward given to officers of courts;
            also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the
            clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are
            no offenders to be executed.
  
     Glove sponge (Zool.), a fine and soft variety of commercial
        sponges ({Spongia officinalis).
  
     To be hand and glove with, to be intimately associated or
        on good terms with. "Hand and glove with traitors." --J.
        H. Newman.
  
     To handle without gloves, to treat without reserve or
        tenderness; to deal roughly with. [Colloq.]
  
     To take up the glove, to accept a challenge or adopt a
        quarrel.
  
     To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.
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