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 Abel and Cain,A’belites (3 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abel Keene.
 
A village schoolmaster, afterwards a merchant’s clerk. He was led astray, lost his place, and hanged himself.—Crabbe: Borough, Letter xxi.   1
 


 Abel and Cain,A’belites (3 syl.), 

 
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