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idiot mittens

Mittens or gloves that are attached to one's sleeves by a length of yarn or string so as to prevent their being lost. I always hated the idiot mittens my mom made me wear when I was a kid. They made me feel like such a dope!
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give the mitten

To reject a suitor. We had no chemistry on our date, so I had to give the mitten to him.
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I don't know if believe that I mittens carry my hot around.
The Force went on to enlist the help of a professional artist who transformed Mittens into a cartoon, which will now become the face of their volunteering programme for nine-to-11-yearolds.
I was never that fussy about gloves or mittens until I bought these pigskin mittens at my local hardware store a couple years back.
She, in turn, decided to use her skills making felt mats and mittens to run a workshop Saturday at Lancaster's Thayer Memorial Library.
Mittens is a seemingly regular household cat that enjoys being scratched under the chin and chasing a piece of string around, but there's one thing about a Newfoundland family's pet that sets it apart -- Mittens is a hermaphrodite.
With dozens of koalas facing similar problems, locals were asked to sew cotton mittens for the bears to wear while their wounds healed.
Reverse both mittens and there you have it--adorable hand-warmers for even the chilliest of winter days.
We first came across the site last winter when we picked up a pair of Mismatched Eco Mittens ($30), colorful hand warmers that are crafted from recycled cotton blended with nylon and lycra.
When it meowed my dog Mittens came running over and was jumping up trying to see what it was - and I put it down on the floor and she started licking it and turning it over and looking all over, just mothering it like crazy.
Mittens Romney, the GOP prexy candidate-in-waiting was in NH t'other day, along with GOP vice prexy-in-her-dreams Kelly Ayotte.
Cheery pink mittens and bold-as-can-be boots are a vision in stark white snow.
That cat, whose name was Mittens, was always getting Jetson into trouble.