almsman


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alms·man

 (ämz′mən)
n.
One dependent on alms for support.

almsman

(ˈɑːmzmən)
n, pl -men
(Historical Terms) archaic a person who gives or receives alms

alms•man

(ˈɑmz mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person supported by or receiving alms.
[before 1000]
usage: See -man.
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almsman

noun
One who begs habitually or for a living:
Informal: panhandler.
Slang: bummer, moocher.
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my jewels for a set of beads, My gorgeous palace for a hermitage, My gay apparel for an almsman's gown, My figured goblets for a dish of wood, My sceptre for a palmer's walking staff, My subjects for a pair of carved saints And my large kingdom for a little grave (III.
Jacek Whisker an almsman? Great are God's judgments!
I'll give my jewels for a set of beads, My gorgeous palace for a hermitage, My gay apparel for an almsman's gown, My figured goblets for a dish of wood, My sceptre for a palmer's walking staff, My subjects for a pair of carved saints, And my large kingdom for a little grave, A little, little grave, an obscure grave.