Definition of Horsehair wig
1. Noun. A wig made of horsehair. "The English judiciary wear their traditional horsehair wigs"
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Literary usage of Horsehair wig
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1868)
"I would advise a barrister entering his profession with a good head of hair, to have it powdered and got up horsehair-wig fashion. ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1843)
"The man in horsehair wig advances, promising that he will get me "justice ;" he takes me ... He of the horsehair wig is a sort of failure ; no substance, ..."
3. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1904)
"Many have since endorsed his opinion, for despite its apparent thickness, the horsehair wig, if properly fitted and ventilated, is by no means uncomfortable ..."
4. Two Centuries of Costume in America, MDCXX-MDCCCXX by Alice Morse Earle (1903)
"Has not your Red hanging-individual a horsehair wig, squirrel-skins, and a plush-gown — whereby all Mortals know that he is a JUDGE ? ..."