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Mundungus

Bad tobacco.

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

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