- Kay,1903–1993, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.
- Robert,1627–91, English chemist and physicist.
- T. Co·ragh·es·san [kaw rag-uh-suh n] /kɔ ˈræg ə sən/, born 1948, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
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So I begin polishing, Boyle begins to make preliminary drawings, and things are buzzing.
Boyle and I help him back to his desk, where he sits numbly, beyond the help of those who would help him.
Federal officials spent Wednesday arresting members of the Boyle Heights-based street gang which has strong ties to La Eme.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
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Just Boyle taking a bullet in the butt, which is funny and serious.Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
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In a bitter four-way primary, Boyle was attacked as both pro-life and anti-public education.What Democratic Revolt? Moderate Cruises in PA-13 Primary
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Neither Bacon nor Boyle, however, were medical men by profession.A Dish Of Orts
The Boyle children had frequently tattled to Mary Hope what they heard at home.
As to Sederson, the Swede, he was working for Boyle, and did what his boss said.
Sir Boyle Roach had a servant who was as great an original as his master.The Jest Book
Mr Boyle had no scruple; and I am sure this is a stronger case.Deerbrook
- Robert . 1627–91, Irish scientist who helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy. He established that air has weight and studied the behaviour of gases; author of The Sceptical Chymist (1661)
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- English physicist and chemist who is regarded as a founder of modern chemistry. Boyle rejected the traditional theory that all matter was composed of four elements and defined an element as a substance that cannot be reduced to other, simpler substances or produced by combining simpler substances. Boyle also conducted important physics experiments with Robert Hooke that led to the development of Boyle's law.
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