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Gaberlunzie

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or A gaberlunzie man (g hard). A mendicant; or, more strictly speaking, one of the king’s bedesmen, who were licensed beggars. The word gaban is French for “a cloak with tight sleeves and a hood.” Lunzie is a diminutive of laine (wool); so that gaberlunzie means “coarse woollen gown.” These bedesmen were also called bluegowns (q.v.), from the colour of their cloaks. (See above, Gabardine.)

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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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Futile (2 syl.)
G
G.C.B
G.H.V.L
G.O.M
Gab (g hard)
Gabardine
Gabel, Gabelle (g hard)
Gaberlunzie
Gabriel (g hard)
Gabrielle
Gabrina
Gabrioletta (g hard)
Gad (g hard)
Gad-about (A)
Gad-fly
Gad-steel
Gadshill
Gaels

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