Putting the ‘colon’ back in ‘colonialism’…

“instrument used for injecting tobacco-smoke into the anus of drowned persons, with a view to excite the irritability of the muscles”


Curtis, Thomas, ed. (1839). London Encyclopaedia or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge, Vol. IX: F to GARTER. Thomas Tegg. p. 676.