Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, called “The Iron Duke,” from his iron constitution and iron will. (1769-1852.)

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, 1844.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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