Hoyle



Edmond, 1672–1769, English authority and writer on card games.
Sir Fred, 1915–2001, British astronomer, mathematician, and educator.
according to Hoyle, according to the rules or to the authority; correctly.
Contemporary Examples

Ironically, in this dispute, the atheist Hoyle was on the side of the pope in seeing a linkage between the Big Bang and God.
Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang Karl W. Giberson March 22, 2014

Hoyle is at work on a new book about counterinsurgency and the U.S. military.
Obama’s Afghanistan Surprise Russ Hoyle November 18, 2008

Historical Examples

Hoyle would have been in the seventh heaven over all this, were it not, alas!
The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine

No; at least I devoted myself to other games, and my Hoyle was forgotten.
Dust Julian Hawthorne

Dr. Hoyle did not find it necessary to hire out any of his slaves as he had enough work to keep them all busy.
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration

He dealt the cards in his turn, correctly, and played according to Hoyle.
Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep Henry M. Lyman

Her alleged phenomena fit into the scheme, her development is according to the spiritualistic Hoyle.
The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland

But farmers in that land are poor, and Mr. Hoyle could give his only child his blessing only.
Erema R. D. Blackmore

The man whom Samuel was compelled to call master was named Hoyle.
The Underground Railroad William Still

About 1737, Hoyle’s ‘Treatise on Whist’ was first published.
Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards William Andrew Chatto

noun
an authoritative book of rules for card games
noun
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

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]
see: according to Hoyle

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