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Pickwick

(Mr. Samuel). The hero of the Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens. He is a simple-minded, benevolent old gentleman, who wears spectacles, breeches, and short black gaiters, has a bald head, and “good round belly.” He founds a club, and travels with its members over England, each member being under his guardianship.

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