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 Style (1 syl.)Styli’tes or Pillar Saints. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Styles.
 
Tom Styles or John a Styles, connected with John o’ Noakes in actions of ejectment. These mythical gentlemen, like John Doe and Richard Roe, are no longer employed.   1
       
“And, like blind Fortune, with a sleight
Convey men’s interest and right
From Stiles’s pocket into Nokes’s.”
       
Butler: Hudibras, iii. 3.
 


 Style (1 syl.)Styli’tes or Pillar Saints. 

 
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