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noun

  1. Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford,1661–1724, British statesman.

noun

  1. Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford. 1661–1724, British statesman; head of the government (1710–14), negotiated the treaty of Utrecht (1713)

type of motorcycle, by 1968, short for Harley-Davidson motorcycle manufacturer founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., 1905 by engine designer William S. Harley (1880-1943) and Arthur Davidson. The surname Harley is attested from mid-12c., literally “dweller at the hares’ wood.” Harley Street in London from the 1830s was associated with eminent physicians and used metonymically for “medical specialists collectively.”

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