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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.
Native lordship in medieval Scotland; the Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.1140-1365.
The King now turned the tables on Godwin by calling out the militia of all England, which meant that even in the Godwins' own earldoms many men were duty bound to join a force opposing them.