• WordNet 3.6
    • n Lewis English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)
    • n Lewis United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)
    • n Lewis United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)
    • n Lewis United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    • n Lewis United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    • n Lewis United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Snapping the ball with Lewis Snapping the ball with Lewis
Back cover - Master Lewis and the boys Back cover - Master Lewis and the boys

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after Alice Pleasance Liddell. It was to be believed he fell in love with her and asked the parents if he could some day marry her. The parents disconnected their friendship. Alice Liddell has 12 letters, as does the pen name Lewis Carroll. It's a coincidence he uses 2 r's where the 2 d's are, as with the 2 L's.
    • Lewis A kind of shears used in cropping woolen cloth.
    • Lewis An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which can be fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- used in hoisting large stones, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more statues of Sacajewa, Lewis & Clark's female Indian guide, in the United States than any other person.
    • n lewis A contrivance for securing a hold on a block of stone in order that it may be raised from its position by a derrick. It consists of two side-pieces which fit into a dovetail recess cut in the stone, and between which a ring-tongue is put and fastened in such a way that, when lifted, the lewis gets a firm hold by wedging itself in the dovetail.
    • n lewis A kind of shears used in cropping woolen cloth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.8 seconds setting a new world record for runners 100 years old or older.
    • n Lewis lū′is a contrivance for securing a hold on a block of stone to allow of its being raised by a derrick
    • Lewis Also Lew′isson
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In literature:

Poor Bevan had been taken by surprise in this sudden execution, put in by his treacherous supplanter, Lewis Lewis.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845" by Various
They welcomed him warmly, addressing him by the name of Lewis.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Dr. John Vaughan Lewis of St. John's Church, Washington.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
The plan laid down by Dr. Lewis challenged attention by its novelty at least.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Put up only by Lewis A. Osborn"; "Government coffee in tin foil pound papers put out by Taber & Place's Rubia Mills.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Brooklyn, Lewis Ave., Earnest Workers, to const.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
In science Grace Anna Lewis stands foremost.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Fielding Lewis, offered to lighten her labors by taking care of her property, or some part of it at least.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
ABNER LEWIS, sergeant, mustered in Aug. 11, 1862; promoted from private Nov. 1, 1862; mustered out with company May 24, 1863.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
The worst of it was that I was conscious of this, and Lewis Carroll was not.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss

In poetry:

Lewis Carroll
Bought sumptuous apparel
And built an enormous palace
Out of the profits of Alice.
"Clerihew - Lewis Carroll" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
From gray Lewis over sea
Bore his sires their family tree,
On the rugged boughs of it
Grafting Irish mirth and wit,
And the brogue of Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Restless with grief, at op'ning day
For Lewis' isle I spread the sail;
Sweet rose the lark with cheerful lay,
And sweetly blew the flatt'ring gale!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
May He, who formerly his prophet sent
To heal the pious Hezekiah's sore,
Now send an angel with the same intent,
Who may Sir Lewis Mansel's health restore!
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
With the same soaring genius thy Lewis ascends,
And, seizing the car of the sun,
O'er the sky-propping hills and high waters he bends,
And gives the proud earth a new zone.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
From mountain and corrie, from clachan and dale,
The summons speed forth on the wings of the gale;
"Come forward! brave heroes! from Lewis and Skye,
The Clans are to gather, to conquer or die!"
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson

In news:

Huey Lewis & the News, Joe Cocker.
Lewis Shin,BS and Glenn Tung, MD.
Elijah Daniel, Ezekiel Elliott, Ty Isaac, Jourdan Lewis and Laquon Treadwell each earned an invitation to The Opening with standout performances at the Champaign NFTC.
As the Olympics in London get into full swing, WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with a featured player in the Cultural Olympiad: Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic.
John Lewis as a model.
25-73 Francis Lewis Blvd Bayside.
Recipe created by Alison Lewis.
The Calgary Stampeders' Nik Lewis faced the media after receiving heat for a controversial recent tweet.
Lewis County Sheriff Michael Tabolt said in a news release that his department has recovered 51 political signs that had been stolen from yards in the county.
The USNS Medgar Evers is the 13th of 14 Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ships that NASSCO is building for the Navy.
Juliette Lewis and Jenna Elfman attend the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre 42nd Anniversary Gala.
Civil right s icon John Lewis pushes Democrats to vote.
Congressman John Lewis with Lt Col. September 28, 2012 By Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel.
Lewis-Clark State College is offering a continuing education class that may have some skeptics wondering what to believe.
A psychotherapist and actress, Judy Lewis wrote tenderly about her only meeting with Gable at age 15.

In science:

The parameters n, a, b and c can be either real or complex, and the corresponding solutions belong to the Weyl or Lewis classes respectively.
On the gravitomagnetic effects in cylindrically symmetric spacetimes
Lewis metric (1) transforms into a diagonal form near r = r0 .
On the gravitomagnetic effects in cylindrically symmetric spacetimes
This conspicuous difference in the relation between the source of the field and the rotation, in both cases, seems to suggest, loosely speaking, that the behaviour of the Kerr metric is more “Machian” than that of Lewis.
On the gravitomagnetic effects in cylindrically symmetric spacetimes
Besides these properties which are a direct consequence of the Euler character formula, experiments have revealed a number of very general, properties among which the most important are : i) Von-Neumann , ii) Lewis and iii) Aboav-Weaire law .
Inhomogenous Poisson Networks and Random Cellular Structures
In ref. it was shown that in such networks both the Aboav-Weaire and the Lewis laws were obeyed.
Inhomogenous Poisson Networks and Random Cellular Structures