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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.
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(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)
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(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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[ˈluːɪ] NLuis
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And at this very stage, fortunately, I met Louis Shattuck and we became chums.
Louis Shattuck, without one vicious trait, was a real innocently devilish young fellow, who was quite convinced that he was a sophisticated town boy.
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This power cannot be based on the predominance of moral strength, for, not to mention heroes such as Napoleon about whose moral qualities opinions differ widely, history shows us that neither a Louis XI nor a Metternich, who ruled over millions of people, had any particular moral qualities, but on the contrary were generally morally weaker than any of the millions they ruled over.
We will leave Villefort on the road to Paris, travelling -- thanks to trebled fees -- with all speed, and passing through two or three apartments, enter at the Tuileries the little room with the arched window, so well known as having been the favorite closet of Napoleon and Louis XVIII., and now of Louis Philippe.
"A pistole is not enough," said D'Artagnan, "'tis worth a louis."
It was not an immense fortune that Cropole had in perspective; but he might hope to double the thousand louis d'or left by his father, to make another thousand louis by the sale of his house and stock, and at length to live happily like a retired citizen.
For these reasons Louis the Twelfth, King of France, quickly occupied Milan, and as quickly lost it; and to turn him out the first time it only needed Lodovico's own forces; because those who had opened the gates to him, finding themselves deceived in their hopes of future benefit, would not endure the ill-treatment of the new prince.
The torches we have just referred to, the eager attention every one displayed, and the new ovation paid to the king by Fouquet, arrived in time to suspend the effect of a resolution which La Valliere had already considerably shaken in Louis XIV.'s heart.
I ask myself, I ask my servant, Louis, fifty times a day--what have I done?
Wolf Larsen motioned Louis to keep off slightly, and we dashed abreast of the boat, not a score of feet to windward.
This bed, famous for having borne the sleep or the sleeplessness of Louis XI., was still to be seen two hundred years ago, at the house of a councillor of state, where it was seen by old Madame Pilou, celebrated in Cyrus under the name "Arricidie" and of "la Morale Vivante".