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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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If it is intended that the land owned by an earl should pass on to the next earl, and if Earl Dodger becomes a woman and vacates the earldom, does he have to pass his land on to Viscount Dodger, who presumably becomes the earl?
In support of his reading of the passage in which the earldom is conferred, Tancock stated that, in Marlowe's time, the eldest son of the Marquess of Winchester was styled Earl of Wiltshire; it would therefore be a more appropriate title for Spencer Junior than for his father.
It was constructed and occupied by the Hamilton family by 1612 after the earldom of Abercorn was granted to the Scottish family in 1606.
Transported from Dumfries, Scotland, to Van Diemen's Land--nowadays, Tasmania--for seven years, Dow reinvented himself and revealed his real identity en route--he claimed to be Edward, Viscount Lascelles, heir to a large fortune as well as an earldom.
The Lumley family was then promoted to the Earldom of Scarborough in 1690.
00pm) Aliena and her child are exiled to France, Philip is ousted as prior of Kingsbridge, and Richard returns - and petitions the king for his earldom once again.
But Haig did, to be handed an earldom, though Lloyd George condemned him "for treating his soldiers with disdain, while staying far from the front line".
00pm) in the last episode in the series, Richard (Sam claflin, left) petitions for the reinstatement of his earldom upon his return, but cardinal Waleran insists he recovers Shiring castle and its land by force.
The paintings span six centuries, many of them of Countesses of Derby, whose power and influence helped shape the Derby Earldom and Stanley dynasty.
Writing of the third Earl of Morton, for example, he notes that James "had a close interest in this impoverished earldom .
n 'End the rules of male primogeniture with regard to succession to the Earldom of Stirling via a Resettlement-by-Letters Patent to the current Lord Stirling.
The earldom is one of the most ancient titles of Scotland (circa 1260) and Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, is the family seat.