The name is said to be an old Spanish and Italian word for a wigmaker, connected with the verb cigarrar, to roll in paper.
I have made a tyrant of the wigmaker, and a confidant of the carpenter's apprentice, who has a magnificent voice.
As there was no going to the court of France in those days without permission of the wigmaker, a wigmaker of course was sent for.
Here awaited us gentlemen of the chorus the wigmaker's assistant, whose duty it was to make us up.
The girls were two good-looking laundresses named Lebrun, the daughters of a wigmaker.
We are told that they were in the habit of playing with the children of a wigmaker who lived in the adjoining house.
At four sharp, a carriage drove into the Place, and pulled up bang opposite the wigmaker's.
He took occasional lessons of a Mexican in a room above a wigmaker's store on Market Street, and learned to play by note.
Mr. Burchett, who addressed good Allan in these rhymes, was the refined gentleman who put the wigmaker's poems into English.
He and his wife liked the Oersted boys, who were very frequently to be found in the wigmaker's shop.