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Hoyle

[hoil] /hɔɪl/
noun
1.
Edmond, 1672–1769, English authority and writer on card games.
2.
Sir Fred, 1915–2001, British astronomer, mathematician, and educator.
Idioms
3.
according to Hoyle, according to the rules or to the authority; correctly.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hoyle

Hoyle1

/hɔɪl/
noun
1.
an authoritative book of rules for card games
Word Origin
after Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769), English authority on games, its compiler

Hoyle2

/hɔɪl/
noun
1.
Sir Fred. 1915–2001, English astronomer and writer: his books include The Nature of the Universe (1950) and Frontiers of Astronomy (1955), and science-fiction writings
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Word Origin and History for Hoyle

cited as a typical authority on card or board games, in reference to Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), author of several works on card-playing. The surname, according to Bardsley, represents a Northern English dialectal pronunciation of hole. "In Yorks and Lancashire hole is still dialectically hoyle. Any one who lived in a round hollow or pit would be Thomas or Ralph in the Hoyle." ["Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," London, 1901]

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