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Neʹro

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Emperor of Rome. Some say he set fire to Rome to see “how Troy would look when it was in flames;” others say he forbade the flames to be put out, and went to a high tower, where he sang verses to his lute “Upon the Burning of Old Troy.”

A Nero. Any bloody-minded man, relentless tyrant, or evil-doer of extra-ordinary savagery.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Nephew (French neveu, Latin nepos)
Nepomuk
Nepotism
Neptune
Neptune’s Horse
Neptunian or Neptunist
Nereids
Nereus
Nerine
Nerissa
Nero
Nero of the North
Nero’s Friend
Nesr
Nesrem
Nessus
Nest
Nest-egg (A)
Nestor
Nestorians
Nethinim

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