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  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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Examples from the Web for lewes

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • The constable who had been sent over from Lewes then stepped into the witness box.

  • The next day Mrs. Whitney and Reuben moved, with all their belongings, to Lewes.

  • Is it true, Jacob, that you have been summoned on the jury at Lewes tomorrow?

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for lewes


  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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