from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See peruke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See peruke.


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  • 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.

    Why They All Came to Versailles

  • En ce moment, il passe par toutes sortes de style, notamment au niveau perruque car j'en ai un tas ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Paris, no person of any condition, male or female, appeared, but in full dress, even when obliged to come out early in the morning, and there was not such a thing to be seen as a perruque ronde; but at present I see a number of frocks and scratches in a morning, in the streets of this metropolis.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • And it swung about and rubbed its soft grey pate against its mistress's outrageous golden perruque, then hurled itself onto the captain's shoulder.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • Clad in a voluminous grey taffeta gown, from under which peeped little crimson shoes; covered with a huge loose ermine wrap, with the black poke-bonnet on top of the outrageous golden perruque and the grey parrot bobbing up and down excitedly upon her shoulder, she stood silently taking in the scene.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • Un nageur _bienfaisant_ va pour le tirer du perfide élément, et croit le sauver en le _prenant_ par les cheveux; mais il ne lui reste à la main qu'une perruque et le pauvre diable _descend_ au fond de l'eau.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Let me prune and flounce my perruque a little for her; there's ne'er a young fellow in the town but will do as much for a mere stranger in the play-house.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • A priceless bit of lace hid her own white locks, free for the night of the outrageous perruque which covered them by day and which lay at the moment hidden in its box.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • Things had gone from bad to worse in that respect, until her pretty snow-white hair had been covered by a flagrant golden perruque and the dear old face with a mask of pink and white enamel.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • She had discarded the terrifying perruque, and her own hair, snowy-white, was puffed and curled about the little face, which was finely powdered and slightly rouged.

    The Hawk of Egypt


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