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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wellington.
 
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, called “The Iron Duke,” from his iron constitution and iron will. (1769–1852.)   1
   Wellington’s horse, Copenhagen. (Died at the age of twenty-seven.) (See HORSE.)   2
   Le Wellington des Joueurs. Lord Rivers was so called in Paris.   3
        “Le Wellington des Joueurs lost £23,000 at a sitting, beginning at twelve at night, and ending at seven the following morning.”—Edinburgh Review, July, 1844.
 


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