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Lewes

[loo-is] /ˈlu ɪs/
noun
1.
George Henry, 1817–78, English writer and critic.
2.
a city in East Sussex, in SE England: battle 1264.
3.
a river flowing N and NW from Tagish Lake to join the Pelly River, in S Yukon Territory, Canada, forming the Yukon River: called the Upper Yukon River since 1945. About 338 miles (544 km) long.
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  • The constable who had been sent over from Lewes then stepped into the witness box.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • The next day Mrs. Whitney and Reuben moved, with all their belongings, to Lewes.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • Is it true, Jacob, that you have been summoned on the jury at Lewes tomorrow?

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • Much of Lewes in September is scarlet with Virginia creeper.

  • Who caught them three-card-trick men after the Lewes races last year?

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • "Yes, I think so," Lewes replied, a touch of defiance in his tone.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • "Books about words," he commanded, and pointed at Challis and Lewes.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • "I wish he'd answer questions," Challis remarked to Lewes, later.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • Challis and Lewes went out in the afternoon, and left the child deep in study.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
British Dictionary definitions for Lewes

Lewes

/ˈluːɪs/
noun
1.
a market town in S England, administrative centre of East Sussex, on the River Ouse: site of a battle (1264) in which Henry III was defeated by Simon de Montfort. Pop: 15 988 (2001)
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