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[loo-is] /ˈlu ɪs/
George Henry, 1817–78, English writer and critic.
a city in East Sussex, in SE England: battle 1264.
a river flowing N and NW from Tagish Lake to join the Pelly River, in S Yukon Territory, Canada, forming the Yukon River: called the Upper Yukon River since 1945. About 338 miles (544 km) long. Unabridged
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  • The next day Mrs. Whitney and Reuben moved, with all their belongings, to Lewes.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • "Books about words," he commanded, and pointed at Challis and Lewes.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • Mrs. Lewes has made people read novels who perhaps never read fiction from any other pen.

  • "I wish he'd answer questions," Challis remarked to Lewes, later.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • I read your touching story aloud yesterday to Mr. Lewes, and we both cried over it.

  • Challis and Lewes went out in the afternoon, and left the child deep in study.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • Lewes is a popular meeting, and there are several races for gentlemen riders.

    The Second String Nat Gould
  • "Apparently the Stott infant has had enough of it," suggested Lewes.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • She then, but with gaiety and good humour, enquired whether or not the stranger would return to Lewes.

British Dictionary definitions for Lewes


a market town in S England, administrative centre of East Sussex, on the River Ouse: site of a battle (1264) in which Henry III was defeated by Simon de Montfort. Pop: 15 988 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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