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 Abrahamites (4 syl.).Abram-Man, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abram-colour.
 
Probably a corruption of Abron, meaning auburn. Halliwell quotes the following from Coriolanus, ii. 3: “Our heads are some brown, some black, some Abram, some bald.” And again, “Where is the eldest son of Priam, the Abram-coloured Trojan?” “A goodly, long, thick Abram-coloured beard.”—Blurt, Master Constable.   1
        Hall, in his Satires, iii. 5, uses abron for auburn. “A lusty courtier … with abron locks was fairly furnishëd.”
 


 Abrahamites (4 syl.).Abram-Man, 

 
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