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  • Surely, upon a pinch like this, you can take up a hair-bag, and a lump of soap, and scrub and rub the bodies of the true believers.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • Surely upon a pinch like this, you can take up a hair-bag, and a lump of soap, and scrub and rub the bodies of the true believers.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • I had really very fine hair; but my Strasburg hair-dresser at once assured me that it was cut much too short behind, and that it would be impossible to make a/frizure/of it in which I could show myself, since nothing but a few short curls in front were decreed lawful; and all the rest, from the crown, must be tied up in a cue or a hair-bag.

    Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

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  • In reading a 1712 cookbook, I got the impression that this was a bag that you would put a resin coated pig in to get the hair off the pig so you can get a ham.

    January 14, 2016