Lewis
/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.
7. John (Aaron), born 1920, U.S. jazz pianist, composer, and musical director.
8. John L(lewellyn), 1880-1969, U.S. labor leader.
9. Matthew Gregory ("Monk Lewis"), 1775-1809, English novelist, dramatist, and poet.
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.

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(as used in expressions)
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor
Binford Lewis Roberts
Carroll Lewis
Cass Lewis
Day Lewis Cecil
Hine Lewis Wickes
Johnson Rafer Lewis
Lewis Clarence Irving
Lewis Clive Staples
Lewis Frederick Carlton
Lewis Edward B.
Lewis Jerry
Lewis Jerry Lee
Lewis John Llewellyn
Lewis Lennox
Lennox Claudius Lewis
Lewis Matthew Gregory
Lewis Meriwether
Lewis Harry Sinclair
Lewis Percy Wyndham
Morgan Lewis Henry
Mumford Lewis
Paul Lewis
Powell Lewis Franklin Jr.
Stimson Henry Lewis
Terman Lewis Madison
Thomas Lewis
Wallace Lewis
Willkie Wendell Lewis

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      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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