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Lewis, for rulers thus named, use Louis
Lewis. For rulers thus named, use Louis.
Lewis, rivers, United States and Canada
Lewis. 1 Early name of the Snake River. 2 River, c.95 mi (155 km) long, rising in the Cascade Range, SW Wash., and flowing SW to the Columbia River NW of Vancouver. Three privately owned dams furnish hydroelectric power and form a string of lakes along the river's middle course.
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A device for hoisting heavy stones; employs a dovetailed tenon that fits into a mortise in the stone.
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Any of several metal devices used in hoisting stone blocks, columns, or other heavy masonry units; consists of a dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which is fitted into a dovetailed recess cut in the masonry unit.
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self-important coxcomb full of hollow, ostentatious valor. [Br. Lit.: Henry V]
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1. 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. 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
3. Lennox. born 1965, British boxer; undisputed world heavyweight champion (2000--01)
4. Matthew Gregory, known as Monk Lewis. 1775--1818, English novelist and dramatist, noted for his Gothic horror story The Monk (1796)
5. Meriwether. 1774--1807, American explorer who, with William Clark, led an overland expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean (1804--06)
6. (John) Saunders . 1893--1985, Welsh poet, dramatist, critic, and politician: founder (1926) and president (1926--39) of the Welsh Nationalist Party
7. (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
8. Wally. born 1959, Australian rugby league player
9. (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)
the N part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Area: 1634 sq. km (631 sq. miles)
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