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wig

A covering for the head to simulate hair if the individual is bald or partially bald. Wigs may be made of hair or synthetic fibers such as acrylic. Wigs are esp. beneficial for use by patients who have lost their hair due to exposure to certain types of cytotoxic agents used in cancer chemotherapy.
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Michelle Taylor, of Periwig Consultants, said: "Having worked in the field for a number of years we understand the physical and emotional impact hair loss has on an individual's life and how daunting it can be for clients to approach us."
We do not know whether Broghill topped off his extravagant outfits with a periwig, but he was certainly wearing one in 1660, when his earliest surviving portrait was painted.
4 contained a number of the festival winners: "The Preacher's Life" won for best TV series; Rally's G-Force was the best commercial; At the Ends of the Earth garnered the Gordon Bruce Award for Fishing took The Best: Computer Animation prize; Fierlinger's Drawn From Life docu-animation was recognized as the Best Series; while The Periwig Maker was awarded The Best First Professional Film Prize.
She plans to acquire a new farthingale, a French hood, a bumroll, a periwig, a fan, and a mask (10.37-47).
Then the madness comes and Haig is reduced from braided jacket and periwig to nightshirt and "What what!" becomes a stream of angry and frightened nonsense.
Also from Sutton we have a paperback of Frederic Boyce's SOE's Ultimate Deception: Operation Periwig ([pounds sterling]10.99), the attempt to destabilise Germany in 1945 through the creation of a supposed nation-wide resistance movement against Hitler.
We see Pepys when he drills holes in the wall to see what goes on in his front office, when his neighbor's toilet leaks into his cellar, and when his periwig accidentally catches fire.
First with a film called Sand-man which lost out to Wallace and Gromit and last year with a 30-minute short called Periwig Maker, based on a book by Daniel Defoe.
A new production is planned for the autumn of 2009 by London's Periwig and Monkey Theatre Company.
It was to remain predominant until the autumn of 1666, but since none of these male figures is also depicted in a periwig, which by 1663 was becoming widespread in fashionable circles, the composition must date from the early 1660s.
While details of PWE's operational existence (with mundane names such as Dartboard, Matchbox and Periwig) is discussed, Garnett takes particular pleasure in outlining the more bizarre operations devised by an extraordinary group of intellectual recruits that included Richard Crossman, Leonard Ingrams, Valentine Williams, John Wheeler-Bennett, Quentin Bell and E.H.