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  • Discerning buyers can also purchase a macassar ebony and black walnut backgammon board with solid silver counters, priced at £35,000.

    Ultimate Boys' Toys

  • Their hair was now loose and tousled, no longer trapped by the macassar oil and brilliantine pomade of former years.

    The Wonderful World of Hair | Edwardian Promenade

  • There was a hair oil that men used to control their hair way back when called "macassar oil", and these doilies protected the chair from being stained by contact with the gentlemen's hair!

    The Formal Home

  • A bit of trivia - the doily that went on the back of an armchair, where one's head would rest against the upholstery if one leaned back and relaxed, was called an "anti-macassar".

    The Formal Home

  • Your cheeks are pale, and have got faded by exposure to evening parties, and you are obliged to take curling-irons, and macassar, and the deuce-knows-what to your whiskers; they curl ambrosially, and you are very grand and genteel, and so forth; but, ah!

    The History of Pendennis

  • Nanny the Rat, the real macassar, with a frying pan a dozen slew

    Bullockies' Ball

  • Uncle Jack, who started off at once to London to see about the shipping arrangements; when the rest of the household set to work preparing the young sailor's outfit in the meantime, so that no time might be lost -- little Cissy making him a wonderful anti-macassar, which, in spite of all ridicule to the contrary, she asserted would do for the sofa in his cabin!

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle

  • He plunged in, time after time, to fetch out my in-thrown stick, with a frisky bound; emerging after the performance with ice-pendants to his glossy, silken ears and coat smartly curled, as if he had just paid a visit to Truefitt's, and been manipulated by the dexterous hands of one of the assistants at that celebrated establishment, armed with the crinal tongs and anybody's best macassar.

    She and I, Volume 1

  • Although there are brass bands at the hotels, and hops in the evening, and an unequal struggle of macassar oil with salt and stubborn locks, yet the artificiality is kept at a minimum.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • Now, the very curates rejoice in ringlets and macassar.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348


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