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Remus

[ree-muh s] /ˈri məs/
noun
1.
Roman Legend. See under Romulus (def 1).
2.
Uncle, Uncle Remus.

Romulus

[rom-yuh-luh s] /ˈrɒm yə ləs/
noun, Roman Legend.
1.
the founder of Rome, in 753 b.c., and its first king: a son of Mars and Rhea Silvia, he and his twin brother (Remus) were abandoned as babies, suckled by a she-wolf, and brought up by a shepherd; Remus was finally killed for mocking the fortifications of Rome, which Romulus had just founded.
2.
a town in S Michigan.
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  • Uncle Remus sat gazing into the fireplace, as though lost in reflection.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Remus is a sharper, Remus is a cheat, Remus collared my side, And made it a dead heat.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • Meanwhile, Remus had been taken before Numitor, who gazed on him with surprise.

  • These are the walls that go round the town that Romulus and Remus built.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • Unk' Remus, ef you got any intruss in dat ole Affikin ape, you better make 'im lemme 'lone.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • (Strophe) Romulus and Remus, nice pair of schemers, How does your city grow?

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • "We shall see, sir," said the member from Remus with dignity.

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • (Antistrophe) Hee-haw, Remus can saw, Romulus tries to make plaster.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • Qur cum13 is nsidit essent13 latrns, Remus captus est, Rmulus24 v s dfendit.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • I, said his brother, likewise his step-mother, I killed old Remus.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Remus

Remus

/ˈriːməs/
noun
1.
(Roman myth) the brother of Romulus

Romulus

/ˈrɒmjʊləs/
noun
1.
(Roman myth) the founder of Rome, suckled with his twin brother Remus by a she-wolf after they were abandoned in infancy. Their parents were Rhea Silvia and Mars. Romulus later killed Remus in an argument over the new city
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