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[boil] /bɔɪl/
Kay, 1903–1993, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.
Robert, 1627–91, English chemist and physicist.
T. Coraghessan
[kaw rag-uh-suh n] /kɔ ˈræg ə sən/ (Show IPA),
born 1948, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. Unabridged
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  • Dr. Wallis (surely their Mercuries are in opposition), and Mr. Boyle.

  • Neither Bacon nor Boyle, however, were medical men by profession.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • I know that several of my readers may remind me of Sir Boyle Roche, whose bulls have become not only notorious, but proverbial.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories William Carleton
  • Mr Boyle had no scruple; and I am sure this is a stronger case.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • A common remark then was, "We are almost to Fairbury, there is Boyle's house."

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Robert. 1627–91, Irish scientist who helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy. He established that air has weight and studied the behaviour of gases; author of The Sceptical Chymist (1661)
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Boyle in Science
English physicist and chemist who is regarded as a founder of modern chemistry. Boyle rejected the traditional theory that all matter was composed of four elements and defined an element as a substance that cannot be reduced to other, simpler substances or produced by combining simpler substances. Boyle also conducted important physics experiments with Robert Hooke that led to the development of Boyle's law.
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