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Rather a big wig in his way, or promised to be, a year or two since.

The presents were all carried to a man in the village who dressed himself in a white robe, and a big wig made of flax.

A Dr. Wing, who wore a big wig and a long queue, visited a great lady, who was confined to her bed.

Her nephew is plain Caspar—Caspar Diderich; he has no title, no wand of office, no big wig—he is just an artist!

The one big wig who has always been most kindly disposed towards me is Blow.

In the hall hangs a portrait in a big wig, but otherwise the image of my father, of a man who flouted the authority of James II.

When I saw you in Liverpool you had your big wig on, and your judge's goon, that's what put me off there, I expect.

We discern a dim, composite picture of a big man in a big wig and a billowing black gown, with a big congregation beneath him.

The Marechal de Besons, enveloped more than ordinarily in his big wig, appeared deeply meditative, his look cast down and angry.

WORD ORIGIN

1731, from big + wig, in reference to the imposing wigs formerly worn by men of rank or authority.

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