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Nab-man

A sheriff's officer. (See Nab.)

“Old Dornton has sent the nabman after him at last.” —Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering (dramatised by Terry, ii. 3).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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