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Eldred

[el-drid] /ˈɛl drɪd/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “old” and “counsel.”.
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  • We took in a fellow from Iowa by the name of Eldred and went to work again.

    The Spirit of Sweetwater Hamlin Garland
  • Eldred cursed me for getting him into it, and so they left me to fight it out alone.

    The Spirit of Sweetwater Hamlin Garland
  • Eldred took his, saying, "This puts into my hands the means to fight."

    The Spirit of Sweetwater Hamlin Garland
  • He was so bad that Mrs. Eldred dragged herself up-stairs to look at him.

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  • That took Mrs. Eldred's breath away, so that she sat down and wheezed.

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  • Mrs. Eldred's lower lip dropped, and she stared at Tanqueray.

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  • Eldred, who was a groom, was attired with excessive horsiness.

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  • Inquiries from Tanqueray as to the health of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred.

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  • I immediately withdrew to the house and hastened to Sir Eldred.

    Haunted Places in England Elliot O'Donnell
  • When we were alone, Sir Eldred was very anxious to hear what I thought.

    Haunted Places in England Elliot O'Donnell
Word Origin and History for Eldred

masc. proper name, from Old English Ealdred, literally "great in counsel," from eald "old, great" (see old) + ræd "advice, counsel" (see read (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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