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Harley

[hahr-lee]
noun
  1. Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford,1661–1724, British statesman.
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  • What did I tell you when we came away from Harley Street that time?

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Physician had engaged to break the intelligence in Harley Street.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • If he caught cold there was the medicine Doctor Harley had prescribed.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • That old Doctor Harley down in your town is one of that kind, I think.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He'd handed it to Harley, and gravely declared it to be a bit of the monster's flesh.


British Dictionary definitions for harley

Harley

noun
  1. Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford. 1661–1724, British statesman; head of the government (1710–14), negotiated the treaty of Utrecht (1713)
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Word Origin and History for harley

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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