Lewis hole
Lewis Lew"is (l[=u]"[i^]s), Lewisson Lew"is*son (-s[u^]n), n. 1. An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which can be fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- used in hoisting large stones, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of shears used in cropping woolen cloth. [1913 Webster]

{Lewis hole}, a hole wider at the bottom than at the mouth, into which a lewis is fitted. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]


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