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.
To sham Abraham, to feign sickness.
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