from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes wigs, or who keeps up an establishment for the making and selling of wigs.


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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

  • Cromford Mill, as it was named, was the work of two men: Richard Arkwright, a former barber-surgeon and wig-maker, and Jedediah Strutt, a Nottingham manufacturer of stockings and inventor of an ingenious 'frame' for the machine-knitting of ribbed stockings.

    'The Industrial Revolutionaries'

  • Gavroche replied with great simplicity: — “They are some brats that a wig-maker made me a present of.”

    Les Miserables

  • Notrelle, the most celebrated wig-maker in Paris, who had in his day a prodigious vogue.

    The Story of Versailles

  • I'm going to that wig-maker fellow to get him to make me up just like this snap-shot of that picture, he'll do it in half an hour, dress and all.

    Oh! Susannah! A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts

  • Curiously enough, this extravagant medical attendance was not infrequently called into requisition by the marvellous acting of Mrs Siddons, the wife of a former theatrical wig-maker.

    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1

  • Nothing of importance this morning; prospectuses, mostly: a wig-maker, special theatrical department; a manufacturer of traveling-hampers, for South

    The Bill-Toppers

  • -- 'To commence wig-maker on my own bottom,' answered I. -- 'But with respect to my daughter, sir?'

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 339, November 8, 1828

  • Armed with this knowledge, a needy individual by the name of William Lill applied to the waiter at Alice's, and made a request for a Mr. Clarke's gown and wig, saying that he had been sent by a well-known lawyers 'wig-maker and dresser.

    Inns and Taverns of Old London

  • Some time before the period at which our story has arrived, Haydn had been engaged to teach the harpsichord to the two daughters of a wig-maker named Keller.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians


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