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 Jaques (1 syl.).Jarnac. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jarkman.
 
An Abram-man (q.v.). Jark means a seal, whence also a safe-conduct. Abram-men were licensed beggars, who had the “seal” or licence of the Bethlehem Hospital to beg.   1
 


 Jaques (1 syl.).Jarnac. 

 
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