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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

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. See also the spray-on surgical gloves from Altered Carbon (2003) by Richard Morgan.

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