The Evanses are loosely based on the luces—Clare Booth and Henry, publisher and founder of Time, Life, and Fortune.
Thus it came about that the luces took up their abode with the Gardners for the winter which was now upon them.
The play upon the name of Lucy and the luces in the family arms is too direct to be mistaken.
They also give three luces argent for one of their quarters.
The luces, or pikes, in their coat of arms, the pun-loving tongue of a "most acute juvenal" could hardly have resisted.
These luces or pike, pleasantly recall Shakspeare and the armorial bearings of Justice Shallow.
n. pl. lux·es or lu·ces (lōō'sēz)
The International System unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square meter. Also called candle-meter, meter-candle.