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Another synonym for naked that arose in the eighteenth century was abram. This was a cant term, meaning that it belonged to the slang register of language. The word was in use among members of the London underworld, and probably developed from the phrase abmm-man, which denoted not a crazed and half-naked beggar, but a person posing as a crazed and half-naked beggar: the grift was undertaken to elicit sympathy (and coins) from passers-by. In turn, abram-man probably arose from the Abraham Ward of Bethlehem Hospital, an institution which housed insane patients, and which allowed its inmates to go free on certain days of the year in order to panhandle.

The word burn, too, has long been associated with the passions, love in particular. In his 1568 collection of poetry,'for example, Alexander Montgomerie refers to "that fervent fyre of burning love," and in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Lucetta says, I doe not seeke to quench your Loves hot fire, But qualifie the fires extreame rage, Lest it should burne above the bounds of reason. The fire metaphors continue in idioms such as to carry a torch, meaning to persist in an unrequited love, which dates back to the 1920s.

In the 33 Mark Morton third century BC it became taboo to pronounce that name; later on, in the seventh century, vowels were inserted between these sacred consonants to make Yehowah, and still later on, medieval Christian scholars Latinized the name by spelling it Jehovah. Also in Queen Victoria's lifetime, the word togless and the phrase in the altogether emerged as synonyms for naked. The first of these developed from tog, an early-nineteenth-century name for any outer garment; in turn, tog appears to be a shortening of togman, a kind of sixteenth-century cloak; further back, togman developed from the Latin toga; and the name of that Roman outfit was derived from the Latin verb tegere, meaning to cover.

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