\ˈadəm bˈɪla͡ʊt], \ˈadəm bˈɪlaʊt], \ˈa_d_ə_m b_ˈɪ_l_aʊ_t]\
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better known as "Maitre Adam" (Father Adam). A French poet; born at the beginning of the 17th century; died 1662. A carpenter by trade, he wrote rude but original poems, the gayety of which, together with the contrast they afforded with his occupation, made them very popular at the time. Voltaire called him "Virgil with the Plane". The three collections of his poems were entitled "The Pegs", "The Centre-Bit", and "The Plane".
By Charles Dudley Warner
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