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[hahr-lee] /ˈhɑr li/
Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford, 1661–1724, British statesman. Unabridged
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  • And before they could ask him anything more Harley had entered his own room and was going to bed.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • They had been settled in the Harley Street house four months.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • It's barely possible that Mr. Harley and Miss Morgan have got to one of those places.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • I had not the slightest desire to have a consulting-room of my own in Harley Street.

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • Violante would have questioned more closely; but, to Leonard's relief, Harley interposed.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for Harley


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

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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