(Sam). Pickwick's factotum. His wit,
fidelity, archness, and wide-awakedness are inimitable.
(Dickens Pickwick Papers.)
Tony Weller. Father of Sam. Type of the
old stage-coachman; portly in size, and dressed in a broad-brimmed
hat, great-coat of many capes, and topboots. His stage-coach was his
castle, and elsewhere he was as green as a sailor on terra
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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