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  • n  a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries

  • Modern listeners found James Hewitt's ideas as quaint as a periwig, but agreed that his music was well worth unearthing.
  • When Portia stood up in the court of Venice as Mercy's high advocate, her pallor framed in a musty periwig, her slimness swaddled in the stiff robes of Justice, she had no right .
  • As such he must wear periwig and gown at all meetings of Parliament, listen to debates, rule tactfully on parliamentary procedure.

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