periwig

Part of speech: noun

A wig.

Part of speech: noun

A head dress of false hair.

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Usage examples "periwig":

  1. For these very ministers of luxury- then miscalled art- from the periwig- maker to the play- actor- who like them had seen the frivolity, the baseness, the profligacy, of the rulers to whose vices they pandered, whom they despised while they adored! - "The Ancien Regime", Charles Kingsley.
  2. Professor Goodwin, in a bowknotted periwig, in court dress, wearing a stained inverness cape, bent in two from incredible age, totters across the room, his hands fluttering. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  3. The broad back of his scarlet coat, rising to the trot of his horse, clashed through the soft gold- green mists and radiances of the spring landscape like the blare of a trumpet; his gold buttons glittered; the long plume on his hat ruffled to the wind over his fair periwig. - "The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century", Mary E. Wilkins.