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Adam (2 ‘buff’ was used for ‘the naked skin’)
1. “the offending Adam,” the Old Adam, H5 I. i. 29.
2. “the picture of old Adam,” (jocularly for) the bailiff's officer, who wore buff (like Adam) Err. IV. iii. 13.
3. =Adam Bell, a famous archer Ado I. i. 269 [261]. Hence “Adam† Cupid” i.e. Cupid the Archer, Rom. II. i. 13, for orig. “Abraham Cupid” (which has not been satisfactorily explained).
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