Lewisson
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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  • lewisson — lew·is·son (lo͞oʹĭ sən) n. See lewis.   [From lewis.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lewisson — lew·is·son …   English syllables

  • lewisson — ˈlüə̇sən noun ( s) Etymology: by alteration : lewis …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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