/looh"is/, n.1. C(ecil) Day, 1904-72, British poet: poet laureate after 1968.2. C(live) S(taples) /stay"peuhlz/, ("Clive Hamilton"), 1898-1963, English novelist and essayist.3. Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946, U.S. chemist.4. (Harry) Sinclair, 1885-1951, U.S. novelist, playwright, and journalist: Nobel prize 1930.5. Isaac Newton, 1858-1931, U.S. soldier and inventor.6. Jerry Lee, born 1935, U.S. country-and-western and rock-'n'-roll singer, musician, and composer.8. John L(lewellyn), 1880-1969, U.S. labor leader.10. Meriwether /mer"i wedh'euhr/, 1774-1809, U.S. explorer: leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition 1804-06.11. (Percy) Wyndham /win"deuhm/, 1884-1957, English novelist, essayist, and painter; born in the U.S.12. R(ichard) W(arrington) B(aldwin), born 1917, U.S. biographer, literary critic, and scholar.13. a male given name.
* * *(as used in expressions)Ferdinand Lewis AlcindorBinford Lewis RobertsCarroll LewisCass LewisDay Lewis CecilHine Lewis WickesJohnson Rafer LewisLewis Clarence IrvingLewis Clive StaplesLewis Frederick CarltonLewis Edward B.Lewis JerryLewis Jerry LeeLewis John LlewellynLewis LennoxLennox Claudius LewisLewis Matthew GregoryLewis MeriwetherLewis Harry SinclairLewis Percy WyndhamMorgan Lewis HenryMumford LewisPaul LewisPowell Lewis Franklin Jr.Stimson Henry LewisTerman Lewis MadisonThomas LewisWallace LewisWillkie Wendell Lewis
* * *county, north-central New York state, U.S. It largely consists of a plateau region bisected roughly north-south by the Black River, with the Adirondack Mountains rising to the east. The hardwood trees of the plateau region give way to coniferous forests in the Adirondacks. Other major waterways are Lake Bonaparte and the Beaver, Moose, Indian, Independence, and Oswegatchie (west branch) rivers. In addition to Adirondack Park, which occupies the eastern border of the county, public lands include Whetstone Gulf State Park, Tug Hill State Wildlife Management Area, Fort Drum Military Reservation, and many state forest preserves.Iroquoian-speaking Oneida Indians inhabited the region when white settlers arrived to create English-speaking communities. Lewis county was created in 1805 and named for politician and American Revolutionary officer Morgan Lewis. Lowville, the county seat, is the centre of the local agricultural industry. The main economic activities are dairy farming, paper milling, and logging. Area 1,276 square miles (3,304 square km). Pop. (2000) 26,944; (2007 est.) 26,472.
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