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Meaning of ABRAHAM-MAN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A"bra*ham-man`\or Abram-man \A"bram-man`\, n.
[Possibly in allusion to the parable of the beggar Lazarus in
Luke xvi. --Murray (New Eng. Dict. ).]
One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through
England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms.
--Nares.

{To sham Abraham}, to feign sickness. --Goldsmith.

 

 

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