from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A preparation used to restore the hair when it is scant.


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  • Another example of serendipity is Rogaine, a hair-restorer for balding men that is sold by the Upjohn Company.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • “I shall make my mother buy me a hair-restorer right away.”

    Growing Pains

  • Mme Rachel, in the middle of the nineteenth century, founded her fortunes as a beauty specialist (?) on a prescription for a hair-restorer given her by a kindly doctor.

    She Stands Accused

  • I remember his lordship using the expression on the occasion -- he was then a business gentleman and had not yet received his title -- when a patent hair-restorer which he chanced to be promoting failed to attract the public.

    My Man Jeeves

  • The hair-restorer was in fact a shade too powerful, and in applying it you might get more than you bargained for.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • That I am to be sold a _Guide to Cambridge_ at the next meeting; that an A.E. Barrett hair-restorer is about to be placed on the market; that an offer will be made to enlarge my photograph (or Barrett's) free of charge if I buy the frame -- no, I cannot think what it can be.

    Once a Week

  • I see no shame in the deed: everything is worth what it can fetch, and if an adventitious value comes to attach to a signature, the author were amply justified in pocketing this legitimate supplement to the scanty rewards of his travail of soul and body -- just as he were justified, should locks of his hair come into demand, in alternating the scissors and the hair-restorer.

    Without Prejudice

  • It would seem he had lately invented a hair-restorer, which he had persuaded a local chemist to take up and advertise.

    Three Men on the Bummel

  • 'Like the hair of a woman on a hair-restorer bottle, if it were red,' remarked the girl in answer to the exclamation.

    A Dozen Ways Of Love

  • "The search for a good hair-restorer," she replied in Italian, "is as vain as the search for happiness."



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