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Abbey-lubber (An)

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An idle, well-fed dependent or loafer.

“It came into a common proverbe to call him an Abbay-lubber, that was idle, wel fed, a long, lewd, lither loiterer, that might worke and would not.”—The Burnynge of Paules Church, 1663.

It is used also of religions in contempt; see Dryden’s Spanish Friar.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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