Earl ofHenry Howard, 1517?–47, English poet.
a county in SE England, bordering S London. 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for earl of surrey
a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
Word Origin for surrey
C19: shortened from Surrey cart, after Surrey, where it was originally made
a county of SE England, on the River Thames: urban in the northeast; crossed from east to west by the North Downs and drained by tributaries of the Thames. Administrative centre: Kingston upon Thames. Pop: 1 064 600 (2003 est). Area: 1679 sq km (648 sq miles)
Earl of, title of Henry Howard. ?1517–47, English courtier and poet; one of the first in England to write sonnets. He was beheaded for high treason
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Word Origin and History for earl of surrey
"two-seated, four-wheeled pleasure carriage," 1895, from Surrey cart, an English pleasure cart (introduced in U.S. 1872), named for Surrey, England, where it first was made.
Old English suþrige (722), literally "Southerly District" (relative to Middlesex).
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