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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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  • Then there's Romulus and Remus, the twins, strapping young fellows.

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  • So Remus listened to Romulus and began to be less contrite in his home-letters.

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  • To Numitor, therefore, did the King deliver Remus, that he might put him to death.

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  • Uncle Remus looked at the grinning old African in astonishment.

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  • Here Uncle Remus paused to laugh in anticipation of what was to follow.

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  • Uncle Remus was in such good humor that he needed no coaxing.

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  • Uncle Remus's movements and remarks had a wonderful effect on 'Tildy.

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  • "He wukkin' wid it now, honey," said Uncle Remus, soothingly.

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  • Here Uncle Remus paused and betrayed a disposition to drop off to sleep.

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  • Uncle Remus seemed to boil over with argumentative indignation.

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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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