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A historical region of southeast England. Dominated by Mercia and Wessex in Anglo-Saxon times, it was overrun by the Danes in the ninth century.
n. pl. sur·reys
A four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats.
[Short for Surrey cart, after Surrey, a county of southeast England.]
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(Placename) a county of SE England, on the River Thames: urban in the northeast; crossed from east to west by the North Downs and drained by tributaries of the Thames. Administrative centre: Kingston upon Thames. Pop: 1 064 600 (2003 est). Area: 1679 sq km (648 sq miles)
(Biography) Earl of, title of Henry Howard. ?1517–47, English courtier and poet; one of the first in England to write sonnets. He was beheaded for high treason
(Automotive Engineering) a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
[C19: shortened from Surrey cart, after Surrey, where it was originally made]
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sur•rey(ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i)
n., pl. -reys.
a light, four-wheeled, two-seated horse-drawn carriage, with or without a top, for four persons.
[1890–95; after Surrey, England]
Sur•rey(ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i)
1. Earl of (Henry Howard), 1517?–47, English poet.
2. a county in SE England, bordering S London. 1,035,500; 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km).
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A light, four-wheeled conveyance intended for personal transportation that was much like a Buggy except that it had two seats and could accommodate more passengers.
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|Noun||1.||Surrey - a county in southeastern England on the Thames|
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Home Counties - the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
|2.||surrey - a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats|
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