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Uncle Remus

[ree-muh s] /ˈri məs/
noun
1.
a character in several books by Joel Chandler Harris: a former plantation slave who tells animal tales to a little boy.

Remus

[ree-muh s] /ˈri məs/
noun
1.
Roman Legend. See under Romulus (def 1).
2.
Uncle, Uncle Remus.
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  • "The Willis-whistlers, Uncle Remus," exclaimed the little boy.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • If 'Tildy thought to propitiate Uncle Remus, she was mistaken.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • The child stared at Uncle Remus with open-eyed astonishment.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • The "other critters" have talked to the world through "Uncle Remus."

    The Chickens of Fowl Farm

    Lena E. Barksdale
  • He is best known, however, by his famous “Uncle Remus” sketches.

  • "But dat ain't needer yer ner dar," said Uncle Remus, renewing his attack upon the little boy.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • This seemed to amuse Uncle Remus, and he laughed until he was near to choking himself with his smoking hoe-cake.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • The little boy was not anxious to go, but Uncle Remus seconded 'Tildy's suggestion.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • "Des wait a little minnit, honey," said Uncle Remus, dropping his hand caressingly on the child's shoulder.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • He would have picked it up for the purpose of examining it, but Uncle Remus waved him off with a dignified gesture.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for Uncle Remus

Remus

/ˈriːməs/
noun
1.
(Roman myth) the brother of Romulus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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