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Rigdum Funnidos

in Carey's burlesque of Chrononhotonthologos.

Rigdum Funnidos.
A sobriquet given by Sir Walter Scott to John Ballantyne, his publisher. So called because he was full of fun. (1776-1821.)

A quick, active, intrepid little fellow,
... full of fun and merriment,
... all over quaintness and humorous mimicry,
... a keen and skilful devotee of all manner of field-sports from fox-hunting to badger-baiting inclusive.

Lockhart.

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