A"bra*ham-man`(#) or 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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