Lewis : Definition

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Definitions of Lewis

Pronunciation : Lew"is, Lew"is*son
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which can be fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- used in hoisting large stones, etc.

2. A kind of shears used in cropping woolen cloth. Lewis hole, a hole wider at the bottom than at the mouth, into which a lewis is fitted. De Foe.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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