from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river rising in northern France and flowing about 217 km (135 mi) northeast along the French-Belgian border to the Scheldt River.

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  • abbr. IUPAC 3-letter abbreviation of lysine


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  • Aire, on the winding Lys, is a delightful little old-world town, possessing one of the finest churches in French Flanders, with a tower curiously reminiscent of English early Perpendicular architecture. 67 The town walls, with their bastions and three gates, were razed as late as 1893.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Balzac owed the Review 2,100 francs; but the remainder of the "Lys" was ready to appear, and he calculated that for this, the payment due to him would be about 2,400 francs.

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • He therefore proposed that the account between him and the journal should be closed with the end of the "Lys"; and that as indemnity for the injury done him by the action of Buloz in publishing his unfinished work in the

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • I received 8,000 francs for the 'Lys'; half of this came from the publisher, half from the _Revue de Paris_.

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • Ulysses, or "Lys" as the neighbors called him, was the oldest of six children -- three boys and three girls.

    Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

  • They changed their name from Arc to Du Lys, "Lys" being French for lily, the flower of France, as the rose is of England; and they were given the lily of France for their coat of arms.

    Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs

  • "Lys," he continued, "is much larger than Diaspar and its culture is certainly not inferior.

    Against The Fall Of Night

  • "Lys," I urged tenderly, "that was only some clumsy clown's trick.

    Famous Modern Ghost Stories

  • On this low, wind-harried stretch of land, on which Nelson Mandela would later spend more than two decades, Sila breaks stones in the prison quarry, cleans the warden's home, survives in the company of the few other women prisoners, especially Lys, and sings a fierce, sometimes maniacal, sometimes wickedly humorous love song to her dead son.

    Yvette Christians├ź talks about the background to her novel, Unconfessed

  • I absolutely hate the art, but rummaging around on the blog (thanks for hunting that down, Lys and Erica!), it looks like a lot of fun.

    License request day: Jirilove


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