Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes wigs, or who keeps up an establishment for the making and selling of wigs.
“Franklin's success prompted the rumor that no wig-maker could now find a perruque big enough for the swollen head of the transatlantic man who, when it came to it, appeared in court "coiffed in his own scattered white locks" and without a sword on his hip.”
“Cromford Mill, as it was named, was the work of two men: Richard Arkwright, a former barber-surgeon and wig-maker, and Jedediah Strutt, a Nottingham manufacturer of stockings and inventor of an ingenious 'frame' for the machine-knitting of ribbed stockings.”
“Gavroche replied with great simplicity: — “They are some brats that a wig-maker made me a present of.””
“Notrelle, the most celebrated wig-maker in Paris, who had in his day a prodigious vogue.”
“I'm going to that wig-maker fellow to get him to make me up just like this snap-shot of that picture, he'll do it in half an hour, dress and all.”
“Curiously enough, this extravagant medical attendance was not infrequently called into requisition by the marvellous acting of Mrs Siddons, the wife of a former theatrical wig-maker.”
“Nothing of importance this morning; prospectuses, mostly: a wig-maker, special theatrical department; a manufacturer of traveling-hampers, for South”
“-- 'To commence wig-maker on my own bottom,' answered I. -- 'But with respect to my daughter, sir?”
“Armed with this knowledge, a needy individual by the name of William Lill applied to the waiter at Alice's, and made a request for a Mr. Clarke's gown and wig, saying that he had been sent by a well-known lawyers 'wig-maker and dresser.”
“Some time before the period at which our story has arrived, Haydn had been engaged to teach the harpsichord to the two daughters of a wig-maker named Keller.”
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