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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
       
“People scarce could decide on its phiz,
Which looked wisest—the caxon or jowl.
       
Peter Pindar: The Portfolio.
 


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