from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A petty, mean, insignificant, or mock duke.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A little or insignificant duke.
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- noun A little or
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The young dukeling is probably quoting the more memorable passages to his fellows even now with as much world-weary cynicism as he can muster.
This seems very wicked, very depraved, on the part of these persons, especially the sticking of pins in their bare arms; but even our young dukeling Edgar says --
The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded Delia Bacon 1835
Before long (in terms of movie time), in the midst of a dinner party, Georgiana cries out in pain as the incipient noble dukeling slouches towards a birthing.