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Hoyle

[hoil]
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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Hoyle1 (hɔɪl)
 
n
an authoritative book of rules for card games
 
[after Edmond Hoyle (1672--1769), English authority on games, its compiler]

Hoyle2 (hɔɪl)
 
n
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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Hoyle
cited as a typical authority on card or board games, in ref. to Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), author of several works on card-playing.
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