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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Needlefish  \Nee"dle*fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  great  pipefich  ({Siphostoma,  or  Syngnathus, 
  acus});  --  called  also  {earl},  and  {tanglefish}. 
  b  The  garfish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earl  \Earl\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  needlefish.  [Ireland] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earl  \Earl\,  n.  [OE.  eorl,  erl,  AS  eorl  man,  noble;  akin  to  OS 
  erl  boy,  man,  Icel.  jarl  nobleman,  count  and  possibly  to  Gr 
  ?  male,  Zend  arshan  man.  Cf  {Jarl}.] 
  A  nobleman  of  England  ranking  below  a  marquis,  and  above  a 
  viscount.  The  rank  of  an  earl  corresponds  to  that  of  a  count 
  (comte)  in  France,  and  graf  in  Germany.  Hence  the  wife  of  an 
  earl  is  still  called  countess.  See  {Count}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earl 
  n  :  a  British  peer  ranking  below  a  marquess  and  above  a  viscount 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Earl,  NC  (town,  FIPS  19140) 
  Location:  35.19493  N,  81.53429  W 
  Population  (1990):  230  (104  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Earl,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54875 




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