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Merian (French)

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A whiting, or a hairdresser. Perruquiers are so called because at one time they were covered with flour like whiting prepared for the frying-pan.

“Mʹadressant à un merlan qui filait une perruque sur un peigne de fer.”—Chateaubriand: Mémoires à Outre-Tombe.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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