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(of a wig) long at the back
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Examples from the Web for full-bottomed
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  • "The whole genius, humour, politeness, and eloquence of England" must have gone out with full-bottomed wigs and hooped petticoats.

  • On the north side of the market-house was a bust of one of the family in a full-bottomed wig.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • He wore the full-bottomed wig of his office and the gorgeous robes, edged with gold.

    The Bishop's Apron W. Somerset Maugham
  • Or, if he did, would more of him be visible than the last curl of his full-bottomed wig, whisking away into the outer darkness?

    Books and Characters Lytton Strachey
  • This hearty, eighteenth-century mummer wears a full-bottomed grey wig, and is dressed in a brown coat richly frogged with gold.

    Hogarth C. Lewis Hind
  • His dress was a full-bottomed wig, and a chocolate-coloured suit of clothes with yellow buttons.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • The painter has introduced the colonel in a brown velvet coat laced with gold, and full-bottomed wig.

  • The first species of wig worn in the Courts is that now worn by the Judges at our Cathedrals, called the full-bottomed wig.

  • All kinds of wigs could be seen,—little brown wigs and great, full-bottomed wigs hanging down over their shoulders.

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • At the other end of the table sat a peak-faced little gentleman, clean-shaven, in full-bottomed wig.

    The Philosopher's Joke Jerome K. Jerome

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