incapability87 (incapability87) wrote in linguaphiles,

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Gants de chien?

Bonjour, linguaphiles!

While reading through Scarron's "Virgile travesti", I came upon the term "gants de chien", which he doesn't quite believe were invented in Carthago (but that's beside the point.)

A quick look in the dictionary told me that gant means glove, and a look at my dictionnaire analogique confirmed the existance of the above-mentioned combination.

The question remains: what, exactly, is a gant de chien? A glove made out of dog skin? A glove for dogs' paws? Something so ludicrous I'd never even think of it?

I beg you for help, my francophone comrades!


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