Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, called “The Iron
Duke,” from his iron constitution and iron will.
Wellington's horse, Copenhagen. (Died at
the age of twenty-seven.) (See Horse.)
Le Wellington des Joucurs. Lord Rivers was so
called in Paris.
“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,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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