According to Hoyle

Art: James Latham (c. 1696-1747)
Image: Country House Fine Art


1. A rule book.
2. Rules.
ETYMOLOGY:After Edmond Hoyle (1672?-1769), British writer on games. Earliest documented use: 1906. The word is typically used in the phrase according to Hoyle, meaning strictly following rules and regulations.
USAGE:“Considering the underhanded tactics he used in that election … but medieval Hungarian aristocrats don’t fight according to Hoyle.”
Theodora Goss; The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl; Saga Press; 2020.

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