victorian hair receiver love

victorian hair receiver


Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word victorian hair receiver.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • The victorian hair receiver was commonly found on a woman’s vanity. After brushing her hair, she would remove the hair from the brush and place it through the opening of the receiver for storage. Once enough hair had accumulated, it could be used to construct rats, or could be woven or plaited and put into lockets, left visible through cut-glass windows of a brooch or even made into watch chains, bracelets or jewelry. Hair receivers were usually made from ceramic, bronze or crystal.

    March 24, 2009

  • To construct rats?

    March 24, 2009

  • It's got to be a better job than deconstructing them, eh?

    March 24, 2009

  • Let me construct you the finest rat in the world, darling.

    March 24, 2009

  • You smoothie!

    March 24, 2009

  • I'm guessing they were actually called "hair receivers," and not "Victorian hair receivers," at the time. Just a guess.

    March 24, 2009