Lewis [ lo̵̅o̅] ′is
a device for hoisting blocks of stone, consisting of a dovetailed iron tenon made in sections that fit into a mortise cut into the stone
prob. < the name
a masculine name: dim.
C(live) S(taples) 1898-1963; Brit. writer, born in Ireland
John L(lewellyn) 1880-1969; U.S. labor leader
Meriwether 1774-1809; Am. explorer: co-leader of the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-06) to the Northwest
Sinclair 1885-1951; U.S. novelist
(Percy) Wyndham 1884-1957; Brit. author & painter, born in the U.S.
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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. Origin: Perhaps from the name Lewis.
Carl Born 1961.
American athlete. Winner of nine Olympic gold medals, including four in the long jump, he duplicated in the 1984 Olympics Jesse Owens's feat of winning the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the four-by-100-meter relay.
C(live) S(taples) 1898-1963.
British writer and critic. His works include
The Allegory of Love (1936) and a series of fictional books for children collectively known as The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956).
American biologist who shared a 1995 Nobel Prize in medicine. His research showed how a family of genes controls the embryonic development of the body segment of fruit flies.
(Harry) Sinclair 1885-1951.
American novelist who satirized middle-class America in his 22 works, including
Babbitt (1922) and Elmer Gantry (1927). He was the first American to receive (1930) a Nobel Prize for literature.
American conductor who, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, became the first African American to conduct a major symphony orchestra (1961).
Jerry Lee Born 1935.
American musician and singer. Noted for his lively performing style and driving piano rhythms, he created such hit songs as “Great Balls of Fire” (1957).
John Llewellyn 1880-1969.
American labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America (1920-1960) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1935-1940).
Matthew Gregory 1775-1818.
British gothic writer who is remembered for the novel
The Monk (1796), for which he was known as “Monk Lewis.”
American soldier and explorer who led the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806) from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River and served as governor of the Louisiana Territory (1806-1809).
(Percy) Wyndham 1884-1957.
British writer and artist. He wrote the novels
The Apes of God (1930) and Revenge for Love (1937) and painted portraits of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Lewis
Lewis with Harris
northernmost island of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, consisting of a larger N part () & a S part (): part of the Western Isles administrative division:
825 sq mi (2,137 sq km)