(of a wig) long at the back

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Examples from the Web for full-bottomed

Historical Examples of full-bottomed

  • "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.


    C. Lewis Hind