from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- n. an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
- n. English writer on card games (1672-1769)
After Edmond Hoyle (1672?-1769), British writer on games.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)