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Caxon

A worn-out wig; also a big cauliflower wig, worn out or not. It has been suggested that the word is from the proper name, but nothing whatever is known about such a person.

People scarce could decide on its phiz,
Which looked wisest- the caxon or jowl.

Peter Pindar: The Portfolio.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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