Hoyle


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Hoyle

 (hoil)
n.
A reference book of rules for card games and other indoor games.
Idiom:
according to Hoyle
In accord with the prescribed rules or regulations.

[After Edmond Hoyle (1672?-1769), British writer on games.]

Hoyle

(hɔɪl)
n
(Games, other than specified) an authoritative book of rules for card games
[after Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769), English authority on games, its compiler]

Hoyle

(hɔɪl)
n
(Biography) 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

Hoyle

(hɔɪl)

n.
1. Edmond, 1672–1769, English authority and writer on card games.
2. Sir Fred(erick), born 1915, British astronomer and mathematician.
Idioms:
according to Hoyle, according to the rules.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hoyle - an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
2.Hoyle - English writer on card games (1672-1769)
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I happened to come home several hours before my usual time, when I found four gentlemen of the cloth at whist by my fire;--and my Hoyle, sir--my best Hoyle, which cost me a guinea, lying open on the table, with a quantity of porter spilt on one of the most material leaves of the whole book.
By the two signs," answers Tobin, trying to explain, "which ye display according to the reading of the Egyptian palmist from the sole of me hand, ye've been nominated to offset with good luck the lines of trouble leading to the nigger man and the blonde lady with her feet crossed in the boat, besides the financial loss of a dollar sixty-five, all so far fulfilled according to Hoyle.
To observe attentively is to remember distinctly; and, so far, the concentrative chess-player will do very well at whist; while the rules of Hoyle (themselves based upon the mere mechanism of the game) are sufficiently and generally comprehensible.
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