a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone.
- Also called lewisson.
Other definitions for Lewis (2 of 2)
Carl Frederick Carlton Lewis, born 1961, U.S. track and field athlete.
C(live) S(ta·ples) [klahyv-stey-puhlz], /ˈklaɪv ˈsteɪ pəlz/, 1898–1963, English novelist and essayist, known for The Chronicles of Narnia. Pen names: Clive Hamilton, N. W. Clerk.
Edward, 1918–2004, U.S. biologist: shared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995.
Gilbert Newton, 1875–1946, U.S. chemist.
(Harry) Sinclair, 1885–1951, U.S. novelist, playwright, and journalist: Nobel Prize in Literature 1930.
Henry, 1932–96, U.S. orchestral conductor.
Isaac Newton, 1858–1931, U.S. soldier and inventor.
Jerry Lee, 1935–2022, U.S. country-and-western and rock-'n'-roll singer, musician, and composer.
John (Aaron), 1920–2001, U.S. jazz pianist, composer, and musical director.
John L(lewellyn), 1880–1969, U.S. labor leader.
Matthew Gregory "Monk", 1775–1809, English novelist, dramatist, and poet, known for the genre of Gothic horror.
Mer·i·weth·er [mer-i-weth-er], /ˈmɛr ɪˌwɛð ər/, 1774–1809, U.S. explorer: leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–06.
(Per·cy) Wynd·ham [pur-see win-duhm], /ˈpɜr si ˈwɪn dəm/, 1884–1957, English novelist, essayist, and painter who cofounded the movement of vorticism; born in Canada.
R(ichard) W(arrington) B(aldwin), 1917–2002, U.S. biographer, literary critic, and scholar.
a male given name.
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How to use lewis in a sentence
The last activity in the lewis investigation came in 2000, Agostini said, when a detective made a request for case records.
“Simply adopting standards or adopting qualifications without some enforcement mechanism is pretty worthless, really,” lewis said.Lawyers Who Were Ineligible to Handle Serious Criminal Charges Were Given Thousands of These Cases Anyway | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, and Agnel Philip, ProPublica | February 23, 2021 | ProPublica
lewis, a community health worker and mother of three, testified that she kept a Crock-Pot in her bathroom.
lewis, who now lives in Montgomery County, brought her 14-year-old daughter, Samia Greene, with her to help.After a year of pain and strife, volunteers see MLK Day as a way to come together | Joe Heim | January 18, 2021 | Washington Post
lewis specifically looks forward to mobilizing around second-parent adoption, more LGBTQ-inclusive family life curriculum, and the repeal of the “conscience clause” exemption.Equality Virginia outlines 2021 legislative agenda | Philip Van Slooten | January 11, 2021 | Washington Blade
Michael lewis, who coined the term and penned the 2003 bestselling book of that name.
In Vietnam, lewis was advisor to a Vietnamese infantry unit, whose nickname for him was “Captain of Many Kilos.”
“After the withdraw, they realized that firefighter Craig-lewis was missing,” said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer.
When they thought about lewis, what struck the players most was that he never acted like a do-gooder.
Craig-lewis is survived by two children, a 16-year old son and a 16-month old daughter.
Mr. King and Mr. lewis walking together in Birmingham, a chimney sweeper and his boy passed them.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The other escaped, rushed back to the camp and reported to General lewis that he had observed "four acres of ground" of Indians.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Malus Island is separated from lewis Island by a strait a mile wide; it is probably deep.
On October 10, two of lewis' men went hunting, strictly against his orders.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
lewis Gesner and Gus Hammerton, my tried friends, were in the office at the time.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
British Dictionary definitions for lewis (1 of 3)
a lifting device for heavy stone or concrete blocks consisting of a number of curved pieces of metal or wedges fitting into a dovetailed recess cut into the block
British Dictionary definitions for Lewis (2 of 3)
the N part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Pop: about 17 000 (2001). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)
British Dictionary definitions for Lewis (3 of 3)
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
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
Lennox. born 1965, Canadian and British boxer; won Olympic gold (1988) for Canada in the superheavyweight division; won various professional heavyweight titles between 1994 and 2004
Matthew Gregory, known as Monk Lewis. 1775–1818, English novelist and dramatist, noted for his Gothic horror story The Monk (1796)
Meriwether. 1774–1807, American explorer who, with William Clark, led an overland expedition from St Louis to the Pacific Ocean (1804–06)
(John) Saunders (ˈsɔːndəz). 1893–1985, Welsh poet, dramatist, critic, and politician: founder (1926) and president (1926–39) of the Welsh Nationalist Party
(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
Wally. born 1959, Australian rugby league player; played 33 matches for Australia (1981–91), scoring 11 tries
(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)
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