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Harley

[hahr-lee] /ˈhɑr li/
noun
1.
Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford, 1661–1724, British statesman.

Oxford

[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/
noun
1.
1st Earl of, Harley, Robert.
2.
a city in S Oxfordshire, in S England, NW of London: university, founded in 12th century.
4.
a town in SW Ohio.
5.
a town in S Massachusetts.
6.
a town in N Mississippi, hometown of William Faulkner.
7.
Also called Oxford Down. one of an English breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
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British Dictionary definitions for first earl of oxford

Harley

/ˈhɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford. 1661–1724, British statesman; head of the government (1710–14), negotiated the treaty of Utrecht (1713)

Oxford1

/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1.
a city in S England, administrative centre of Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell: Royalist headquarters during the Civil War; seat of Oxford University, consisting of 40 separate colleges, the oldest being University College (1249), and Oxford Brookes University (1993); motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 143 016 (2001) related word Oxonian
2.
Also called Oxford Down. a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
3.
a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
4.
a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts

Oxford2

/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1.
1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley
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Word Origin and History for first earl of oxford

Oxford

university town in England, Middle English Oxforde, from Old English Oxnaforda (10c.) literally "where the oxen ford." In reference to a type of shoe laced over the instep, it is attested from 1721 (Oxford-cut shoes). Related: Oxfordian; Oxfordish; Oxfordist; Oxfordy.

Harley

type of motorcycle, by 1968, short for Harley-Davidson motorcycle manufacturer founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., 1905 by engine designer William S. Harley (1880-1943) and Arthur Davidson. The surname Harley is attested from mid-12c., literally "dweller at the hares' wood." Harley Street in London from the 1830s was associated with eminent physicians and used metonymically for "medical specialists collectively."

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