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- noun Alternative form of
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Before his death from a terminal phthisis, he had taken to the street as an Abraham-man.
_Fraternitye, Belman_, &c. [CD] "An _Abraham-man_ is he that walketh bare-armed, and bare-legged, and fayneth hymselfe mad, and caryeth a packe of wool, or a stycke with baken on it, or such lyke toy, and nameth himselfe Poore Tom."
I tell thee, friend, one must serve a long apprenticeship ere one can learn to be even so much as a clapper-dudgeon, much less a crank or an Abraham-man. (