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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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He accepted an earldom but died less than three months later, before he was able to take up his seat in the Lords; RECOGNITION: David Lloyd George's coat of arms
He said: "The family are now keen to trace their full family tree, which appears to extend to the Earldom of Breadalbane."
For a time in his second reign Edward IV, who held the earldom from 1478, succeeded in restoring confidence in the structures of magnate lordship; but under Henry VII, whose inexperience showed in his handling of local affairs, there was a return to earlier factionalism, and in 1500, when the book closes, the gentry were once again having to find their own ways of bringing order to their troubled world.
Anthony's brother Nicholas is expected to succeed to the earldom. His mother Lady Christina, his father's second wife, lives at the family's 9,000 acre estate in Wimborne, Dorset.
In a ceremony conducted by the constable of the castle, Lord Snowdon, the Queen invested the prince with the symbols of the principality and the earldom of Chester: a sword (representing justice), a gold ring (for duty), a coronet (for rank), and a gold rod (symbolising Government).
And he says he is claiming the earldom simply to bring it back to life.
It was here that Lady Elizabeth, as she became in 1904 when her father inherited the Earldom, developed her talent to amuse and entertain people.
The earldom was created in 1703 for Sir James Stewart, whose family had been keepers of Rothesay Castle and the Sheriffs of Bute.
Skye, which was part of the earldom of Ross, didn't become part of the kingdom until 1450.
The publication noted that the earldom has been extinct for the past 250 years, but since Prince Harry has links to the military, he may be given the prestigious title.
In 1905, the lapsed Earldom of Plymouth was revived and she became Lady Plymouth.
The musical about a cockney costermonger who suddenly discovers he is heir to an Earldom was written in the late 1930s to highlight the comic talents of Lupino ``Nipper'' Lane.