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  • High-swung barouches, with immense armorial bearings on their panels, driven by fat white-wigged coachmen, and having powdered footmen up behind them; seigniorial phaetons; daring tandems; discreet little broughams, brown or yellow; flippant high dog-carts; low but flippant Ralli-carts; very frivolous private hansoms shaming the more serious public ones.


  • The actor representing Pope Paul III had a round face and crooked nose; the man acting as Cardinal Campeggio was white-wigged and hunched so far over a walking stick that he was nearly bent double.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • She partied with powerful white-wigged men like Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, who she married after her first husband's death.

    Carey Dunne: Spooky Spots in Manhattan

  • Nintendo carries this cutesy, user-friendly style of video gaming over to Wii Music, where the remote works as a musical instrument, cheerful songs abound and a white-wigged character named Sebastian Tute gives instructions.

    Playing Do, Re, Mi With Wii

  • John and his brothers, David and William, such a handful around Mr. Candrieau when the three were together, became almost timid in front of the pale-faced, knobby-kneed beanpole of a white-wigged tutor when alone with him.

    The Terror

  • Dick, you may not be running for anything, but you might be running from something: white-wigged justices from the Hague, gavels raised in the air, might be chasing you down Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Think Progress » Cheney on Iraq: “full speed ahead

  • Several liveried, white-wigged servants stood about on duty.

    One Night for Love

  • With their carriage finally arriving at the entrance, a white-wigged footman came forward, lowering the steps.

    Almost a Whisper

  • I pulled it out of my purse and gave it to him, meanwhile watching a floatful of white-wigged men signing a paper that was scorched around the edges.

    Earthly Possessions

  • I'm speaking from personal experience when I say of any black man who conks today, or any white-wigged black woman, that if they gave the brains in their heads just half as much attention as they do their hair, they would be a thousand times better off.

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X


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