periwigged


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periwigged

(ˈpɛrɪˌwɪɡd)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) wearing a periwig; by extension, excessively adorned
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Adj.1.periwigged - wearing a wig popular for men in the 17th and 18th centuries
wigged - wearing a wig; "the judges all wigged and robed"
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Its ugly and spiteful little din (heard now for the first time, perhaps, since Hepzibah's periwigged predecessor had retired from trade) at once set every nerve of her body in responsive and tumultuous vibration.
she suggests at one point, her simple good sense cutting through all the periwigged pomp and artifice.
(Michael Lewis perceptively remarks in his review for Commentary that "up until now we have known the faces of the American Revolution only as periwigged platitudes.") That wall of photos angles in to another short wall, covered in a variety of mirrors, bearing the logo "Meet the Future of the American Revolution." Your face and the faces of your fellow museum-goers--"the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions," whom Lincoln spoke of in the Lyceum Address--are the last images you see.
As such, she is as pungently offensive as periwigged lowbrows.
Back in 1776, the Yanks got rightly sick of being told what to do by a bunch of chinless, periwigged aristos in London.