A Dictionary of the English Language/abbey-lubber

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A Dictionary of the English Language
Samuel Johnson
abbey-lubber
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Abbey-Lubber. n. s. [See Lubber.]

A slothful loiterer in a religious house, under pretence of retirement and austerity.

This is no Father Dominic, no huge overgrown abbey-lubber; this is but a diminutive sucking friar.Dryd. Sp. Fr.