1st earl of oxford



[hahr-lee] /ˈhɑr li/
noun
robert, 1st earl of oxford, 1661–1724, british statesman.
oxford
[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/
noun
1st earl of, harley, robert.
a city in s oxfordshire, in s england, nw of london: university, founded in 12th century.
oxfordshire.
a town in sw ohio.
a town in s m-ssachusetts.
a town in n mississippi, hometown of william faulkner.
also called oxford down. one of an english breed of large, hornless sheep, noted for its market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
harley
/ˈhɑːlɪ/
noun
robert, 1st earl of oxford. 1661–1724, british statesman; head of the government (1710–14), negotiated the treaty of utrecht (1713)
oxford1
/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
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
also called oxford down. a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men’s shirts
oxford2
/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1st earl of. t-tle of (robert) harley
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 -ssociated with eminent physicians and used metonymically for “medical specialists collectively.”

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