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Synonyms for sleeve

the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

small case into which an object fits

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said Helene beaming, and again touching Bilibin's sleeve.
It is done in all the brothels," and with these words Marya Dmitrievna, turning up her wide sleeves with her usual threatening gesture and glancing sternly round, moved across the room.
Hilda smiled up at him beautifully and put her hand on his sleeve.
So I washed it nicely, and we fussed and planned, but it came short by half of one sleeve.
I never seed dat ar,--it must a got caught in my sleeve.
I reached for the monk's sleeve, in considerable excitement, and asked him what day of the month it was.
Well, fortunately I can imagine that one of them is of snow-white muslin with lovely lace frills and three-puffed sleeves.
And to think that poor old Geppetto sat at home in his shirt sleeves, shivering with cold, having sold his coat to buy that little book for his son!
She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists.
If ancestry is worth anything it should at least teach us to go about without pinning our hearts upon our sleeves.
Pip," said he, with his hands still in the sleeves, "I have probably done the most I can do; but if I can ever do more - from a Walworth point of view, and in a strictly private and personal capacity - I shall be glad to do it.
He insisted on taking Philip into a room on the first floor, where a man in shirt sleeves, a blousy woman, and three children were having their Sunday dinner.
He shook each arm, and from under each of the fluffy lace cuffs fell out an iron hook fast to a thin cable of steel that evidently ran up her sleeves.
That'll give you two more dresses, with plenty for new sleeves, and to patch and let down with, an' be more economical.
I agreed with him as to the utter impossibility of making it elevenpence ha'penny; but at the same time I resolved to one day decoy him to an eating-house I remembered near Covent Garden, where the waiter, for the better discharge of his duties, goes about in his shirt-sleeves--and very dirty sleeves they are, too, when it gets near the end of the month.