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  • proper n. The title of an earl.
  • proper n. A male given name from the English noun earl.
  • proper n. A surname for service in the household of an earl, or from a nickname.


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  • The Earl of Montrose ... was so much in the jealousy, and detestation of the violent party, whereof the _Earl of

    The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. — Volume 10 Historical Writings

  • The title Earl of Wiltshire should have come to my husband, but King Edward passes over him and instead honors his younger brother John, who is made Earl of Wiltshire for his ostentatious loyalty to Edward.

    The Red Queen

  • The Lord Chancellor therefore closed his career, the King bestowing on him for his services to religion the title Earl of Rosslyn.

    William Pitt and the Great War

  • In 2003, writing under the name Earl Avraham David, the rabbi authored "Code of the Heart," a treatise on Hebrew numerology that purported to reveal predictions of future events in the Bible based on a hidden code.

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  • ¶ With that sailed Eirik south along the coast to Denmark, and adventured to King Harald Gormson, abiding with him the winter; but the spring thereafter the Danish King sent Eirik north, & bestowed on him the title Earl & therewith Vingulmark§ and Raumariki, to be beneath his sway even under the self-same tenure as had tribute-paying kings aforetime been in fief and tribute.

    The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)

  • Bob Earl is a must ... but me being a good Texican, I always have a lot of James McMurtry.

    The Road Goes on Forever...

  • Fr Benjamin Earl OP, assisted by his Dominican brothers, incenses the Blessed Sacrament at its final Altar in the Chaplaincy.

    Oxford Corpus Christi Procession 2009

  • I love milk in Earl Grey, but often find myself unable to secure the milk, so teas that replicate the taste of milk and Earl Grey are quite nice.

    Planning the Earl Grey Showdown | Tea Derivations

  • The heart of the fire pops, and we jump, and Earl is suddenly up, moving towards the fire, and with his greatest magic yet he bursts into it and out the other side unscathed, shedding his clothes until he's on his knees before the startled women.


  • But when approached at his home in Earl Shilton, Leics.,

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