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  • noun Plural form of oversleeve.


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  • An enormous emerald necklace lay heavily on her white throat, and looked far too much like a slave-collar for her own comfort; huge bracelets encircled her wrists under the oversleeves, rings weighed down her hands, and a belt that clasped tightly at her waist with a long end that hung down to the ground in front made her feel chained to one place.

    Elvenblood Lackey, Mercedes 1995

  • Some of the older inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went there regularly, and so did clerks of the type one hardly ever sees any more, the type one imagines seated in front of ancient black desks, wearing oversleeves.

    Maigret Hesitates Simenon, Georges, 1903- 1969

  • Slashed jerkins, full sleeves with puffs and slashings, or bishop's sleeves of white lawn showing through tattered velvet oversleeves.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People Constance D'Arcy Mackay

  • Machine work -- Belt, gingham apron oversleeves, child's dress with waist, uniform apron.

    The Making of a Trade School Mary Schenck Woolman

  • True, he often worked with his coat off, but he removed his cuffs and carefully protected the sleeves of his white shirt with calico oversleeves held in place by neat elastics.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson 1903

  • "Dan Rubble, I suppose," answered a lanky draftsman, who, still wearing his apron, had slipped his coat on over his oversleeves and retained his eye-shade under his straw hat.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit Being a Record of the Adventures of a Live American Young Man George Randolph Chester 1896

  • The door was gingerly opened about two inches by Master Cheese, who was enveloped in a great white apron and white oversleeves.

    Verner's Pride Henry Wood 1850


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