To handle without gloves
Handle Han"dle (h[a^]n"d'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} (-dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand. [1913 Webster]

Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh. --Luke xxiv. 39. [1913 Webster]

About his altar, handling holy things. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully. [1913 Webster]

That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands. [1913 Webster]

The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

4. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock. [1913 Webster]

5. To deal with; to make a business of. [1913 Webster]

They that handle the law knew me not. --Jer. ii. 8. [1913 Webster]

6. To treat; to use, well or ill. [1913 Webster]

How wert thou handled being prisoner? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon. [1913 Webster]

You shall see how I will handle her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection. [1913 Webster]

We will handle what persons are apt to envy others. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{To handle without gloves}. See under {Glove}. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To handle without gloves — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To handle without mittens — Mitten Mit ten, n. [OE. mitaine, meteyn, F. mitaine, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. miotog, Gael. miotag, Ir. & Gael. mutan a muff, a thick glove. Cf. {Mitt}.] 1. A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handle — Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be hand and glove with — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take up the glove — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw down the glove — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give the mitten to — Mitten Mit ten, n. [OE. mitaine, meteyn, F. mitaine, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. miotog, Gael. miotag, Ir. & Gael. mutan a muff, a thick glove. Cf. {Mitt}.] 1. A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Handled — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handling — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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