A district in Nottinghamshire, so called from the number of
ducal residences in the vicinity, including Welbeck Abbey, Thoresby,
Clumber, Worksop, Kiveton Hall, etc.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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