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Mundunʹgus

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Bad tobacco.

⁂ Mundungus, in Sterne’s Sentimental Journey (1768), is meant for Samuel Sharp, a surgeon, who published Letters from Italy. Tobias Smollett, who published Travels through France and Italy (1766), “one continual snarl.” was called “Smelfungus.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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