The divine was a man who placed charity above rubrics, and discarded bigotry as he did perukes.
Cards and tables do offend him, and perukes do fall within the compass of his theme.
Mrs. Archer went softly up to the maker of perukes, and whispered something in his ear.
Further, send me eight confidential discreet men of my height and size, with eight perukes, exactly the cut of mine.
My curls, I mind, tumbled forward thicker than those foppish French perukes.
Wig, said my master, he wants none; for his own venerable white locks are better than all the perukes in England.
One of these perukes would sometimes cost forty or fifty pounds.
perukes have fallen among us by the peculiar dispensation of Providence.
He describes these Horonites of wit as “magnificent fops, whose talents reach but to the adjusting of their perukes.”
They spent above two hours looking over cloths and satins and scarfs, trying effects, and fitting on perukes.
1540s, "natural head of hair," from Middle French perruque (late 15c.), from Italian perrucca "head of hair, wig," of uncertain origin; supposed by some to be connected to Latin pilus "hair," "but the phonetic difficulties are considerable" [OED]. Meaning "artificial head of hair, periwig" is attested from 1560s.