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Manna of St. Nicholas of Bari

The name given to a colourless and tasteless poison, sold in phials by a woman of Italy named Tofani, who confessed to having poisoned six hundred persons by this liquid.

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