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peruke

bizarre collection of velveted antlers developed by male caribou and roe deer males castrated as adults. Called also wigged.
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Pewter Buttons 2:6d pcs 1 7 2 Packets of Rings 5 8 a small box of Ear Rings 6 a Bagg of Small Bits 1 10 1 Otter Skin 5 6 1 old Muff & peruke 1 9 a Bundle of Womens apparel 1 10 an old Coat & small parcel of cocoa 3 44 pcs of printed Calico at 20s pcs.
the disorder'd People below in the Street was an excellent Scene of confusion to the Spectators above in the Belconies, who like waves of the Sea, did in continual agitation, roul over one anothers necks like Billows in the Ocean, and the Gallantry above were as pleasurable a sight to the Spectators below, where hundreds of various defensive postures were screw'd, for that prevention of fiery Serpents and Crackers that instantly assulted the Perukes of the Gallants, and the Merkins of the Madams.
One passenger |ask[s] the Company, If they knew how illdress'd Perukes came to be called Kaxtons?