/lee/, n.1. Ann, 1736-84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.2. Charles, 1731-82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.3. Doris Emrick /em"rik/, born 1905, U.S. painter.4. Fitzhugh /fits"hyooh'/ or, often, /-yooh'; fits hyooh"/ or, often, /-yooh"/, 1835-1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry Lee; nephew of Robert E. Lee).5. Francis Lightfoot /luyt"foot'/, 1734-97, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Richard H. Lee).6. Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914-70, U.S. entertainer.7. Harper, born 1926, U.S. novelist.8. Henry ("Light-Horse Harry"), 1756-1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).9. Kuan Yew /kwahn yooh/, born 1923, Singapore political leader: prime minister 1959-90.10. Manfred Bennington /man"frid/, ("Ellery Queen"), 1905-71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.11. Richard Henry, 1732-94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).12. Robert E(dward), 1807-70, U.S. soldier and educator: Confederate general in the American Civil War (son of Henry Lee).13. Sir Sidney, 1859-1926, English biographer and critic.14. Tsung-Dao /dzoong"dow"/, born 1926, Chinese physicist in the U.S.: Nobel prize 1957.15. a town in W Massachusetts: resort. 6247.16. a male or female given name.
* * *(as used in expressions)Bench Johnny LeeBerners Lee TimChennault Claire LeeDe Forest LeeFrost Robert LeeGlashow Sheldon LeeRobert Lee HayesIacocca LeeKrasner LeeLee Teng huiLee AnnLee BruceLee Yuen KamLee Gypsy RoseLee HarperLee HenryLee Ivy LedbetterLee PeggyLee Richard HenryLee Robert EdwardLee SpikeShelton Jackson LeeLee WilliamLewis Jerry LeeMasters Edgar LeeMinsky Marvin LeeArchibald Lee WrightOswald Lee HarveyPike Kenneth LeeRice Jerry LeeWilliam Lee ShoemakerStrasberg LeeThorndike Edward LeeTrevino Lee BuckRuth Lee JonesWhorf Benjamin LeeManfred Bennington Lee
* * *county, east-central South Carolina, U.S. The northern and northwestern portions lie within the sandhills of the fall line zone, while the remainder of the county consists of a generally flat region on the Coastal Plain. The Lynches River forms parts of both the southeastern and northern boundaries. Lee county is also drained by the Black River. Lee State Park lies along the Lynches River.The area was inhabited by Siouan-speaking Indians prior to European settlement. The county was formed in 1902 and named for the Confederate general Robert E. Lee (Lee, Robert E.). The last legal duel in South Carolina was fought near Bishopville, the county seat, in 1880, after which dueling was outlawed. During the colonial era wheat was grown in the region. Cotton became an increasingly important crop during the 19th century. With the decline in cotton production elsewhere in South Carolina, Lee county had become one of the state's leading cotton-growing areas by the late 20th century.Other farm products important to the economy of this agricultural county are soybeans, peanuts (groundnuts), tobacco, and chickens. Area 410 square miles (1,063 square km). Pop. (2000) 20,119; (2007 est.) 19,988.
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