from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Lewis, Carl Born 1961. American athlete. Winner of nine Olympic gold medals, including four in the long jump, he duplicated in the 1984 Olympics Jesse Owens's feat of winning the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the four-by-100-meter relay.
- Lewis, Cecil Day See Cecil Day Lewis.
- Lewis, C(live) S(taples) 1898-1963. British writer and critic. His works include The Allegory of Love (1936) and a series of fictional books for children collectively known as The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956).
- Lewis, Edward 1918-2004. American biologist who shared a 1995 Nobel Prize in medicine. His research showed how a family of genes controls the embryonic development of the body segment of fruit flies.
- Lewis, (Harry) Sinclair 1885-1951. American novelist who satirized middle-class America in his 22 works, including Babbitt (1922) and Elmer Gantry (1927). He was the first American to receive (1930) a Nobel Prize for literature.
- Lewis, Henry 1932-1996. American conductor who, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, became the first African American to conduct a major symphony orchestra (1961).
- Lewis, Jerry Lee Born 1935. American musician and singer. Noted for his lively performing style and driving piano rhythms, he created such hit songs as "Great Balls of Fire” (1957).
- Lewis, John Llewellyn 1880-1969. American labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America (1920-1960) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1935-1940).
- Lewis, Matthew Gregory 1775-1818. British gothic writer who is remembered for the novel The Monk (1796), for which he was known as "Monk Lewis.”
- Lewis, Meriwether 1774-1809. American soldier and explorer who led the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806) from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River and served as governor of the Louisiana Territory (1806-1809).
- Lewis, (Percy) Wyndham 1884-1957. British writer and artist. He wrote the novels The Apes of God (1930) and Revenge for Love (1937) and painted portraits of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.
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- proper n. A male given name of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.
- proper n. An English patronymic surname.
- proper n. A Welsh surname; anglicized form of Llewellyn.
- proper n. The Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
- proper n. The title given to a partially apprenticed Freemason who is normally the Master or Son of a practicing Freemason; One practising or learning the degrees of Freemasonry after introduction to the degrees and before full induction or before becoming a Worshipful Brother.
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J. LEWIS: No. KING: We'll be back with J.dy Lewis right after this.
The superb tomb of LEWIS XII, placed in the middle of this apartment, displays great magnificence; and his statue, lying at length, which represents him in a state of death, recalls to mind that moment so grievous to the French people, who exclaimed, in following his funeral procession to St. Denis, "Our good king Lewis XII is dead, and we have lost our father."
TEXAS: COLBY LEWIS, P The Twins wanted Lewis, but the Rangers knew him best and committed to him for two years and $5 million after he starred in Japan.
LEWIS - Viewing for Patsy Gertrude (Morgan) Lewis, 80, of Sonora is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Heuton Memorial Chapel in Sonora.
•Rookie watch: Coach Marvin Lewis is excited by the strides made by Michael Johnson, a defensive end from Georgia Tech who slipped to the third round because he had a reputation for taking plays off.
Captain Lewis is under a foot and a half of reinforced concrete, three feet of crushed gravel, more fill, more concrete.
Marvin Lewis is resorting to his T-shirt messages again.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is optimistic that Carson Palmer will in fact be his starting quarterback come the season opener.
I read a couple of them 25 years ago or so and wasn't impressed, but the other day I thought maybe I'd try again, mainly because somewhere or other I got the idea the Lewis is the same Elliott Lewis who had one of the great careers in radio as an actor, director, and producer.
Zora -- Thanks for sharing Tamara's radio segment -- Edna Lewis is the queen of fried chicken!