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  • I tell thee, Alan, I have seen a better seated on the fourth round of a ladder, and painting a bare-breeched Highlander, holding a pint-stoup as big as himself, and a booted Lowlander, in a bobwig, supporting a glass of like dimensions; the whole being designed to represent the sign of the Salutation.

    Redgauntlet

  • Indeed, the effect of Cornwallis's kindly but unsmiling expression was much modified because his wig was slightly awry; Cornwallis still affected a horsehair bobwig of the sort that was now being relegated by fashion to noblemen's coachmen, and today it had a rakish cant that dissipated all appearance of dignity.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • His hat was well down upon his bobwig, and he hunched his shoulders against the wind, making a picture of melancholy discomfort.

    The Highwayman

  • He'd have been riding with pistols in his holsters, wrapped in a horseman's cloak and wearing a plain bobwig.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 1, 1920

  • The occasion of her return to her parents was probably his increasing age and infirmity, as the only impression she retained of him in after life was that of a somewhat crusty and ill-tempered old man, with a huge bobwig, who always laid in bed.

    Religion in Earnest

  • Lowlander, in a bobwig, supporting a glass of like dimensions; the whole being designed to represent the sign of the Salutation.

    Redgauntlet

  • He turned half round, and beside him stood our honest friend Touchwood, his throat muffled in his large Indian handkerchief, huge gouty shoes thrust upon his feet, his bobwig well powdered, and the gold-headed cane in his hand, carried upright as a sergeant's halberd.

    St. Ronan's Well

  • But, considering it would be easier to extirpate the ferocious colony in the infancy of their settlement, than after they should be multiplied and naturalised to the soil, I took the advice of my friend, who, to prevent such misfortunes, went always close shaved, and made the boy of our mess cut off my hair, which had been growing since I left the service of Lavement; and the second mate lent me an old bobwig to supply the loss of that covering.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • He turned half round, and beside him stood our honest friend Touchwood, his throat muffled in his large Indian handkerchief, huge gouty shoes thrust upon his feet, his bobwig well powdered, and the gold-headed cane in his hand, carried upright as a sergeant’s halberd.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • a somewhat crusty and ill-tempered old man, with a huge bobwig, who always laid in bed.

    Religion in Earnest A Memorial of Mrs. Mary Lyth, of York

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