Abram-man

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Abram-man ‎(plural Abram-men)

  1. Alternative form of Abraham man
    • c. 1620, Beggars' Bush, Act 2, Scene 1:
      Come, princes of the ragged regiment; / You 'o the blood, Prig, my most Upright-lord, / and these, what name or title e'er they bear, / Jarkman, or Patrico, Crank, or Clapper-dudgeon, / Frater, or Abram-man; I speak to all.
    • 1823, Scott, Walter, Saint Ronan's Well:
      There is a trick for you to find out an Abram-man, and save sixpence when he begs of you as a disbanded seaman.