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lew·is

 (lo͞o′ĭs)
n.
A dovetailed iron tenon made of several parts and designed to fit into a dovetail mortise in a large stone so that it can be lifted by a hoisting apparatus. Also called lewisson.

[Perhaps from the name Lewis.]

lewis

(ˈluːɪs) or

lewisson

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a lifting device for heavy stone or concrete blocks consisting of a number of curved pieces of metal or wedges fitting into a dovetailed recess cut into the block
[C18: perhaps from the name of the inventor]

Lewis

(ˈluːɪs)
n
(Placename) the N part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Pop: about 17 000 (2001). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)

Lewis

(ˈluːɪs)
n
1. (Biography) Carl. full name Frederick Carleton Lewis. born 1961, US athlete; winner of the long jump, 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1984 Olympic Games; winner of the 100 metres in the 1988 Olympic Games; winner of the long jump in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games
2. (Biography) See Day-Lewis
3. (Biography) C(live) S(taples). 1898–1963, English novelist, critic, and Christian apologist, noted for his critical work, Allegory of Love (1936), his theological study, The Screwtape Letters (1942), and for his children's books chronicling the land of Narnia
4. (Biography) Lennox. born 1965, Canadian and British boxer; won Olympic gold (1988) for Canada in the superheavyweight division; won various professional heavyweight titles between 1994 and 2004
5. (Biography) Matthew Gregory, known as Monk Lewis. 1775–1818, English novelist and dramatist, noted for his Gothic horror story The Monk (1796)
6. (Biography) Meriwether. 1774–1807, American explorer who, with William Clark, led an overland expedition from St Louis to the Pacific Ocean (1804–06)
7. (Biography) (John) Saunders (ˈsɔːndəz). 1893–1985, Welsh poet, dramatist, critic, and politician: founder (1926) and president (1926–39) of the Welsh Nationalist Party
8. (Biography) (Harry) Sinclair. 1885–1951, US novelist. He satirized the complacency and philistinism of American small-town life, esp in Main Street (1920) and Babbitt (1922): Nobel prize for literature 1930
9. (Biography) Wally. born 1959, Australian rugby league player; played 33 matches for Australia (1981–91), scoring 11 tries
10. (Biography) (Percy) Wyndham. 1884–1957, British painter, novelist, and critic, born in the US: a founder of vorticism. His writings include Time and Western Man (1927), The Apes of God (1930), and the trilogy The Human Age (1928–55)

lew•is

(ˈlu ɪs)

n.
a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone.
[1730–40; perhaps after the surname of the inventor]

Lew•is

(ˈlu ɪs)

n.
1. C(ecil) Day, Day-Lewis, Cecil.
2. C(live) S(taples) ( “Clive Hamilton” ), 1898–1963, English novelist and essayist.
3. Edward, born 1918, U.S. physician: Nobel prize 1995.
4. (Harry) Sinclair, 1885–1951, U.S. writer: Nobel prize 1930.
5. John L(lewellyn), 1880–1969, U.S. labor leader.
6. Meriwether, 1774–1809, U.S. explorer: leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–06.
7. (Percy) Wyndham, 1884–1957, English writer and painter, born in the U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lewis - United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
2.Lewis - United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
3.lewis - United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)Lewis - United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
4.lewis - United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)Lewis - United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)
5.lewis - United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)Lewis - United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)
6.Lewis - English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)
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Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
Lewis Carroll absolutely conquered the difficulties, but I am not sure that anyone after him until Hugh Lofting has really managed the trick; even in such a masterpiece as "The Wind in the Willows" we are not quite convinced.
I remember the same objection being made to a set of sable functionaries, whom my friend, Mat Lewis, introduced as the guards and mischief-doing satellites of the wicked Baron, in his Castle Spectre.
My mind, however, is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her Ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.
This was under the superintendence of General Clarke, brother of the celebrated traveller of the same name, who, with Lewis, made the first expedition down the waters of the Columbia.
The old ship herself longs to look out upon the land from her hawse-holes once more, and Jack Lewis said right the other day when the captain found fault with his steering.
To say the truth," replied Miss Crawford, "I am something like the famous Doge at the court of Lewis XIV.
Lewis and Clarke, Bradbury, Breckenridge, Long, Franchere, and Ross Cox, and make a general acknowledgment of aid received from these quarters.
Surely Comineus mought have made the same judgment also, if it had pleased him, of his second master, Lewis the Eleventh, whose closeness was indeed his tormentor.
Through their veil Archer caught the glint of the Lime Rock, with its white-washed turret and the tiny house in which the heroic light-house keeper, Ida Lewis, was living her last venerable years.
While at work there, I heard of a vacant position in the household of General Lewis Ruffner, the owner of the salt-furnace and coal-mine.
I had to send the lot to Lewis, and then it wasn't a quarter of what he is pressing for.