1) An item of attire to cover the arm. It was not attached to a gown or coat and could be worn with a variety of garments.

1544 to Margarett my servante ... my beste paire of scleves, Timble

1559 I geue to Isabell Walter my sister my bed gowne & my best sleves, Otley

1565 a parre of wide sleves of clothe of golde, Temple Newsam. Note the by-name: 1335 Petrum Sleveles, Pickering.

dates 1335 1544 1559 1565

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