• WordNet 3.6
    • n negus wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Negus A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; -- so called, it is said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n negus A mild warm punch of wine (properly port), made with a little lemon and not much sugar.
    • n negus The title of the kings of Abyssinia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Negus nē′gus a beverage of either port or sherry with hot water, sweetened and spiced.
    • n Negus nē′gus the title of the kings of Abyssinia.
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In literature:

Are the wine and negus God's good creatures?
"Nearly Lost but Dearly Won" by Theodore P. Wilson
I have two sustaining members, Mrs. Herbert Negus and Mr. Alfred Szego.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
They gave negus and cherry-water.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Little Jack De Lawle was put to bed in one of the Rectory bed-rooms, and was comforted with sherry-negus and sweet jelly.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
I made an excursion into Abyssinia, in order to see the Negus, who owed me two hundred thousand francs.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
Making comfortable over hot negus or grog.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They are brave warriors, thousands of them having fought in the army of Negus Theodore.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
My aunt and Miss Pinshon came and went and were busy about me; making me drink negus and putting hot bricks to my feet.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
This liquor is a species of negus without the wine.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
It is making headway with the Negus of Abyssinia.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
The Abyssinians decided to retire, fighting ceased, and they moved off with their prisoners and the wounded negus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Old Miss Macan upset my markers, drank my negus, and then fainted off herself, with a face like an apothecary's rose.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
A glass of negus or mulled ale will do us good.
"Withered Leaves. Vol. III.(of III)" by Rudolf von Gottschall
Edmond Wodehouse and Mr. Henry Negus Burroughes were returned unopposed as members for East Norfolk.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
One hour's sleep after exercise is deeper, and sweeter, and sounder, and more refreshing than five hours induced by port-wine negus.
"Aileen Aroon, A Memoir" by Gordon Stables
Later emperors built other castles and palaces, the latest in date being that of the Negus Yesu II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Perhaps negus and mutton-broth were never handed about under such dangerous circumstances.
"Diana Tempest, Volume III (of 3)" by Mary Cholmondeley
One of them fetched her a chair, another a glass of negus, and the rest hovered eagerly about her.
"The Black Moth" by Georgette Heyer
I'll send you up some negus, and I think you had better go to bed.
"Miss Marjoribanks" by Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
Baldissera opened negotiations with the negus through Major Salsa, and simultaneously reorganized the Italian army.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

Dins en mo cor me corrotz e.m azire,
car eu sec tan las mias volontatz.
Mas negus om no deu aital re dire,
c'om no sap ges com s'es aventuratz.
Que farai doncs dels bels semblans privatz?
Falhirai lor? Mais volh que.l mons me falha!
"Per mels cobrir lo mal pes (Anne)" by Bernard De Ventadorn

In news:

Mekurya, Getatchew Gofere Negus of Ethiopian Sax.
Missouri guard Negus Webster-Chan signals for the ball during the second half of the basketball game against Northwest Missouri State on Monday at Mizzou Arena.
AT THE reception of W. A and Jesse Negus at their home which is now Shannon's Place in Colerain.
Missouri Southern guard Matt Everson drives past Missouri defender Negus Webster-Chan during the Tigers' last preseason game Nov 4.
Neguse said it makes sense for the Board of Regents to evaluate the idea given that the regents are in charge of setting tuition and taking up policy issues.