pomatum


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Synonyms for pomatum

hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment

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Sonia wants pomatum too," he said as he walked along the street, and he laughed malignantly--"such smartness costs money.
it was a ragged head, the sandy hair of which, scrupulously parted on one side, and flattened down with pomatum, was twisted into little semi-circular tails round a flat face ornamented with a pair of small eyes, and garnished with a very dirty shirt collar, and a rusty black stock.
His valet made a fortune out of his wardrobe: his toilet-table was covered with as many pomatums and essences as ever were employed by an old beauty: he had tried, in order to give himself a waist, every girth, stay, and waistband then invented.
My only becoming occupations is to help young flaunting pagins to brush and comb and titiwate theirselves into whitening and suppulchres, and leave the young men to think that there an't a bit of padding in it nor no pinching ins nor fillings out nor pomatums nor deceits nor earthly wanities--an't it, miss
of the beginning of George the Third's curling irons, screw driver--comb--brush and scissors on table, and pots of Pomatum, paste basins on board.
Butler ordering hair powder and aromatic pomatum [a greasy or waxy material] for his men's hair, seems to indicate a desire to shape them into more of a professional soldier rather than the merciless frontiersmen they have traditionally been typecast as being.
Nor did the shaving soap, pomatum, and even the lip salve [these cosmetics consisted mostly of lard and other edible fats], leather of their shoes, cartridge boxes, etc, share any better fate.
Besides, amber is a hard, transparent, brittle, odorless substance, used for mouth-pieces to pipes, for beads and ornaments; but ambergris is soft, waxy, and so highly fragrant and spicy, that it is largely used in perfumery, in pastiles, precious candles, hair-powders, and pomatum.