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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 most personal and in some respects the most important work which Mr. Harris has published since "Uncle Remus."

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • He is best known, however, by his famous “Uncle Remus” sketches.

  • It is dramatically told here by the author of the Uncle Remus stories.

  • Had he but lived, we should have had proof of what might be done with true negro dialect; the complement of "Uncle Remus."

  • Some of these have been made familiar to English writers through the work of "Uncle Remus."

    The Negro W.E.B. Du Bois
  • "But dat aint needer yer ner dar," said Uncle Remus, renewing his attack upon 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
  • This was a good many years before a genius arose who in "Uncle Remus" made the stories immortal.

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  • "The Willis-whistlers, Uncle Remus," exclaimed the little boy.

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

Remus

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