E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Duke of Wellingtons horse, on which he rode in the Battle of Waterloo, from four in the morning till twelve at night. It was a rich chestnut, 15 hands high. It was afterwards a pensioner in the paddocks of Strathfieldsaye. It died quite blind, in 1835, at the age of twenty-seven, and was buried with military honours, (See HORSE.)