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 Nab.Nabo or Nebo. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nab-man.
 
A sheriff’s officer. (See NAB.)   1
        “Old Dornton has sent the nabman after him at last.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering (dramatised by Terry, ii. 3).
 


 Nab.Nabo or Nebo. 

 
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