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Earl

A slang term sometimes used in finance and trading for oil. The term derives from the way the word "oil" is said to be pronounced in an American Southern accent.
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So many others had done the same--or worse--than Argyll, and were now honoured with earldoms and positions at court.
Thus, Richard Neville, who was known as the kingmaker for his involvement in bringing Edward IV to the throne, controlled two great earldoms and owned estates throughout the Midlands.
Native lordship in medieval Scotland; the Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.