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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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Mr Attlee stepped down from the leadership of the Labour Party this morning, and tonight a statement was issued saying the Queen had conferred an earldom on him.
pounds 14,709 is all that the net value on Lucan's estate is worth but his earldom can't be inherited by his son, George Bingham, as no death certificate has yet been issued
He succeeded to the Earldom of Durhamupon his father's death in 1970, but disclaimed it to continue as MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed.
He cut off their heads, presented them as gifts to the new king (Alexander II, 1214-49), and was rewarded with knighthood and later an earldom.
The Earldom of Merioneth originated many centuries ago when it was the title of a Welsh warrior prince.
Anthony Lambton, who died aged 84, succeeded to the Earldom of Durham upon his father's death in 1970, but disclaimed it to continue as MP for Berwick.
It is no surprise that Earls Croome Court has served well, for more than half a century, as the seat of the Earldom, home to the late 12th Earl, Francis Henry Coventry and his wife.
He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield - he was the fifth earl - from his grandfather and Shugborough Hall in Staffs, the family seat.
But, of course, when Attlee left (1955; to accept an earldom, replaced by Hugh Gaitskell), the party divided with the Bevanite wing and the Tribune group in which Michael Foot was a major figure.
A FORMER Hungarian peasant who doesn't speak English is claiming a Scottish earldom.
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE - who had opposed the House of Lords throughout his political career - only accepted an earldom because his wish to be elected to the House of Commons unopposed in 1945 could not be guaranteed, it has emerged.