"Mr Linton mixed a tumbler of negus"

 

Negus
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A negus is a hot drink made of wine (usually port) mixed with hot water and spice. It was named after its creator, Colonel Francis Negus, who first came up with the concoction in the eighteenth century.

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Negus
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