That I might, however, mortify his vanity, which triumphed without bounds over my misfortune, I thrust his sword up to the hilt in something (it was not a tansy) that lay smoking on the plain, and joined the rest of the soldiers with an air of tranquillity and indifference.Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Roderick Random, Vol. II, Chap. VIII.
A tansy is an aromatic herb. The "something...that lay smoking on the plain" was a fresh turd.