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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Drusus, Nero Claudius Known as "Drusus Senior.” 38-9 B.C. Roman general who sought to impose Roman rule on the Germanic tribes.

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Examples

  • Drusus made much of his chubby, dark-visaged little boy, who was known as Drusus Nero, and was now almost two years old.

    The Grass Crown

  • The only ones we took on board the Drusus were the leaders among them.

    Starless Realm

  • The Drusus was a gigantic sphere 1500 meters in diameter.

    Blazing Sun

  • By his first marriage Tiberius had a son called Drusus, while his second marriage with the immoral Julia, daughter of Augustus, was childless.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • "In comparison to the Gazelle, the control room of the Drusus was a huge, semicircular room filled with a confusion of many-sided control panels and instruments.

    Blazing Sun

  • "Quintus Livius," shouted Lentulus, dropping the "Drusus," a part of the name which was omitted in formal address, "you can choose here and now.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

  • Drusus had a canal built as shortcut from the Rhine to the North Sea, to avoid the delta, but we can't find the blasted thing because neither the Rhine nor the sea coast are were they had been.

    Locations: Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

  • In his discussion of the appropriate arrangement of audience chambers in a princely dwelling, Alberti notes: I find in Seneca that Graccus, followed by Livius Drusus, was the first not to grant everyone an audience at once, but to divide up the people, and receive some in private, some in company with others, and some en masse, thus distinguishing close friends from secondary acquaintances.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • The story went that the architect who built it had promised Drusus he would make sure he was not overlooked by any of his neighbors.

    CONSPIRATA

  • I accompanied Cicero when he went to see him, and after a little preliminary talk about the political situation, Cicero broached the subject of the Drusus house.

    CONSPIRATA

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