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"One can see the free software movement as a precusor for a "free hardware" or "free wetware" movement--one that will provide free libraries of designs for biological or nanotechnological products that replicators can be programmed to churn out."
- Charles Stross

Spray-On Gloves  
  Fashionable evening gloves that are sprayed onto the hand and arm.  

"Now - gauntlets." He covered her arms and hands with warm black-green pulp which set into spangled velvet, adroitly cut with scissors to bare the back of her hand.
From Abercrombie Station, by Jack Vance.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1952
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An earlier passage makes it clear that the pulp is sprayed on.

Compare, if you like, these almost entirely dissimilar items: the hinged mittens (for space suits) from The Bluff of the Hawk (1932) by Anthony Gilmore, the karatand from Stand on Zanzibar (1968) by John Brunner, the sand trout glove from Children of Dune (1976) by Frank Herbert and the spray-on surgical glove from Altered Carbon (2003) by Richard Morgan.

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