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 (lo͞o′ĭs), Joe Originally Joseph Louis Barrow. Known as "the Brown Bomber." 1914-1981.
American prizefighter who held the heavyweight title for nearly 12 years (1937-1949), successfully defending it for a record 25 times.


(ˈluːɪ; French lwi)
n, pl louis (ˈluːɪz; French lwi)
(Currencies) short for louis d'or


(Biography) Joe, real name Joseph Louis Barrow, nicknamed the Brown Bomber. 1914–81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937–49)


(ˈlu ɪs)

Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow), 1914–81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49.


(ˈlu i; Fr. lwi)
1. Louis I ( “the Pious” ), A.D. 778–840, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 814–840 (son of Charlemagne).
2. Louis II de Bourbon, Condé, Prince de.
3. Louis IX, Saint, 1214?–70, king of France 1226–70.
4. Louis XI, 1423–83, king of France 1461–83 (son of Charles VII).
5. Louis XII ( “the Father of the People” ), 1462–1515, king of France 1498–1515.
6. Louis XIII, 1601–43, king of France 1610–43 (son of Henry IV of Navarre).
7. Louis XIV ( “the Great”; “the Sun King” ), 1638–1715, king of France 1643–1715 (son of Louis XIII).
8. Louis XV, 1710–74, king of France 1715–74 (great- grandson of Louis XIV).
9. Louis XVI, 1754–93, king of France 1774–92 (grandson of Louis XV).
10. Louis XVII ( “Louis Charles of France” ), 1785–95, titular king of France 1793–95 (son of Louis XVI).
11. Louis XVIII (Louis Xavier Stanislas), 1755–1824, king of France 1814–15, 1815–24 (brother of Louis XVI).
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Louis were in a body at the sally-port, with the French saint at their head, crying to speak a word under favor.
It tasted something as I should conceive a royal cutlet from the thigh of Louis le Gros might have tasted, supposing him to have been killed the first day after the venison season, and that particular venison season contemporary with an unusually fine vintage of the vineyards of Champagne.
Louis and New York, in Omaha and Boston, in Kansas City and St.
If a commoner gave a noble even so much as a Damiens-scratch which didn't kill or even hurt, he got Damiens' dose for it just the same; they pulled him to rags and tatters with horses, and all the world came to see the show, and crack jokes, and have a good time; and some of the performances of the best people present were as tough, and as properly unprintable, as any that have been printed by the pleasant Casanova in his chapter about the dismember- ment of Louis XV.
Louis XVI did not die in his bed, consequently history is very gentle with him; she is charitable toward his failings, and she finds in him high virtues which are not usually considered to be virtues when they are lodged in kings.
Louis we had a big storm after midnight, with a power of thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in a solid sheet.
Any boy in the whole town but that Saint Louis smarty that thinks he dresses so fine and is aristocracy
Crux; the leaders of the revolution which expelled Louis Philippe from the throne of France marched side by side, in the dinner-table review, with old Mazey and the dogs.
The fashion of the last Louis but one, of the line that was never to break --the fourteenth Louis--was conspicuous in their rich furniture; but, it was diversified by many objects that were illustrations of old pages in the history of France.
I have ordered Louis Winkelbrand, De Bracy's lieutenant, to cause his trumpet sound to horse, and to display his banner, and to set presently forth towards the castle of Front-de-B
It was a long, difficult business, for the coins were of all countries and sizes--doubloons, and louis d'ors, and guineas, and pieces of eight, and I know not what besides, all shaken together at random.
The formal monotonous ticking of the Louis Quatorze clock annoyed him.