lewis definition

  • noun:
    • A dovetailed metal tenon made of a few parts and made to fit into a dovetail mortise in a sizable stone so that it can be raised by a hoisting device. Also called lewisson.
    • A cramp metal placed into a cavity being raise hefty rocks; used as a symbol of strength in Freemasonry
    • An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which is often fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- found in hoisting big rocks, etc.
    • A kind of shears used in cropping woolen fabric.
    • A contrivance for securing a hold on a block of stone in order that it could be raised from the place by a derrick.
    • some sort of shears found in cropping woolen cloth.
    • US athlete which won gold medals in the Olympics for their skill in sprinting and bouncing (born in 1961)
    • US stone celebrity singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    • United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth associated with the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    • English critic and novelist; composer of theological works and of publications for the kids (1898-1963)
    • usa novelist who satirized middle-class America in the novel Main Street (1885-1951)
    • US labor frontrunner who was simply president of United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president associated with Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)

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