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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wig-maker a maker of wigs
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Short for periwig.


In literature:

The wig-maker turned pale.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Furniture builder, salon decorator, wig maker, and constructor.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
The wig maker examined me again when he was by himself.
"The Talkative Wig" by Eliza Lee Follen
In those days wig-makers were not yet called hair-dressers.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
Mr. MORRILL protested in behalf of the wig-makers of America.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870" by Various
Go to a wig-and-gown-maker near the Law Courts.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., October 11, 1890" by Various
Sometime previously Haydn had been engaged to give lessons on the harpsichord to two daughters of a wig-maker named Keller.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
He was friendly with the family of a wig-maker named Keller, and gave lessons to his two daughters.
"Haydn" by John F. Runciman
Nevertheless something of this wig-maker's fame still survives, although Talma has been dead nearly half a century.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
And here, as Christmas drew near, he found lodging with two old friends, a wig maker and his wife.
"Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters" by H. Addington Bruce
The wig-maker was talking very rapidly in French to the costumier's draftsman, who was replying equally rapidly in Italian.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Ribbon-makers and wig-makers, lace-makers, tailors, and shoemakers, pour out thankful offerings at the altar of Fashion.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
He turned up in the post-office directory the name of a wig maker the other side of London, and took a cab there.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
Now he had sold her diamonds to a Jew; now he had disposed of her beautiful dark hair to a wig-maker.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. II.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
Mazeline, and the addresses of two wig-makers and that of M. Guilbert, a theatrical costumier.
"My Memoirs" by Marguerite Steinheil
The peruke-maker was then called, and I had a wig which matched my complexion.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
There were then thirty-six barbers, hair-dressers, and wig-makers: there are now ninety-one.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School

In news:

The flea market's resident hairdresser and wig-maker extraordinaire Earlene will showcase her 'skills' in 'FleaBitten'.
Hair Club for Men Curls Up With Japanese Wig Maker.