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 Sur’plice (2 syl.).Surt or Surtur. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Surrey.
 
Anglo-Saxon, Suth-rea (south of the river—i.e. the Thames), or Suth-ric (south kingdom).   1
   Saddle White Surrey for the field tomorrow (Shakespeare: Richard III.). Surrey is the Syrian horse, as Roan Barbary in Richard II. is the Barbary horse or barb. (See HORSE.)   2
 


 Sur’plice (2 syl.).Surt or Surtur. 

 
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