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Category: Things | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Some Old Scenes, and Some New People

The reference may be to Rowland's Oil, a hair dressing consisting of maccassar oil. It replaced the pomades made from bear's grease. Rowland, a French emigrant to England, claimed his oil also prevented balding and grew hair on the bald and thickened mustaches and whiskers. 

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