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Lewis.

For rulers thus named, use Louis.

Lewis,

Scotland: see Lewis and HarrisLewis and Harris,
island (1985 est. pop. 23,500), 825 sq mi (2,137 sq km), largest and northernmost of the Outer Hebrides, Western Isles council area, NW Scotland, 24 mi (35 km) from the mainland across the Minch. The island is also called Lewis or the Lews.
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Lewis.

1 Early name of the SnakeSnake,
river, 1,038 mi (1,670 km) long, NW United States, the chief tributary of the Columbia; once called the Lewis River. The Snake rises in NW Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park, flows through Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, then S and W into Idaho and northwest
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 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.

lewis

[′lü·əs]
(design engineering)
A device for hoisting heavy stones; employs a dovetailed tenon that fits into a mortise in the stone.

lewis

lewis
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.

Lewis

self-important coxcomb full of hollow, ostentatious valor. [Br. Lit.: Henry V]
See: Conceit

Lewis

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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)

Lewis

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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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These Scots left the Isle of Lewis and Winslow for economic reasons.
A salmon meal is thought to have been the cause of the food poisoning which sparked an emergency off Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis on Tuesday night.
In the Echo on April 26, on page 33 (church services), is a notice of special revival meetings, the first of which is in Fort William in the Highlands, the next in Barvas on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides.
AT the end of a gruelling five-day training and assessment programme, Tim Pickering, aged 39, from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides has emerged as the competitor who will represent the UK in the 2003 Land Rover G4 Challenge.
The opening of the building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis last year was greeted with much fanfare.
When enough turkey and wine has gone down, I remind them there are only two places in the world that commemorate the day - the States and the Isle of Lewis.
Mary Forsythe, an 11th cousin of Obama from Canada, believes the President's family roots stretch back to the Isle of Lewis, where tycoon Trump's mother was born.
Chisholm, of the Isle of Lewis, admitted at Dingwall sheriff court to supplying a Class C drug while on bail, on August 26 last year.
RWE Innogy said its UK division, npower, wanted to develop a scheme at Siadar Bay, Isle of Lewis, in partnership with Inverness-based technology company Wavegen, which would be the first of its kind in this country.
A major search was launched when a woman found their rowing boat empty on the shoreline on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, yesterday afternoon.
The text warning service will start next week at the 1000-pupil Nicolson Institute at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
Seven people, including a 48-year-old man arrested in Leicestershire, will appear before a sheriff's court on the Scottish isle of Lewis in connection with an 'ongoing child protection operation'.