Lew"is (?), Lew"is*son (?), n.
An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which can be fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- used in hoisting large stones, etc.
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.
<-- Lewis acid (Chem) A compound without dissociable hydrogen which acts as an acid (bonding with Lewis bases) in chemical reaction. -->
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