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Nis \Nis\ [From ne is.] Is not. [Obs.]


contraction (context obsolete English) (form of Contraction ne is English)


Nis, Niš, NiS or NIS may refer to:


Niš (, ) is the city of southern Serbia and the third-largest city in Serbia (after Belgrade and Novi Sad). It is the administrative center of the Nišava District. According to the 2011 census, the city has population of 573,164, while urban area of Niš (with adjacent urban settlement of Niška Banja included) has 517,544 inhabitants; the administrative area has a population of 560,237.

It is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It was founded by the Scordisci in 279 BC, after an invasion of the Balkans. The city was among several taken in the Roman conquest in 75 BC; the Romans built the Via Militaris in the 1st century, with Naissus being one of its key towns; it is also the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor and the founder of Constantinople, and Constantius III and Justin I. It is home to one of the oldest churches in Serbia, dating to the 4th century, located in the suburb of Mediana. The Balkans came under the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire. In the 6th century, Slavs started settling the Balkans, while the town was held by the Byzantines until the 9th century, when it came under Bulgar rule. The town switched hands between the two, before being given by the Byzantines to the Serbs in the 12th century. Niš served as Stefan Nemanja's capital. It was conquered by the Ottomans in the 15th century, becoming the seat of a sanjak initially in Rumelia Eyalet (1385-1443, 1448-1846), laterly in Niš Eyalet (1846-1864) and finally in Danube Vilayet (1864-1878). It was liberated by the Serbian Army in 1878 during the Serbian–Ottoman War (1876–78).

Niš is one of the most important industrial centers in Serbia, a center of electronics industry (see Elektronska Industrija Niš), industry of mechanical engineering, textile and tobacco industry. Constantine the Great Airport is its international airport. In 2013 the city was host to the celebration of 1700 years of Constantine's Edict of Milan.

Niš (boat)

The Niš was a Yugoslav passenger ferry that sank at the junction of the Danube and Sava rivers in Belgrade (present day Serbia) on September 9, 1952. Up to 126 people drowned when the ferry capsized in stormy weather. The ferry had a passenger capacity of only 60 people. It was lifted from underwater and, after reconstruction, was again used for passenger transport on the Danube between Smederevo and Kovin until 1956, when it was demolished for spare parts.

Usage examples of "nis".

She well knew that government civilians took these things much more seriously, and she sensed that the NIS headquarters mavens were circling the wagons over this one.

But maybe we ought to just butt out, like the EAs, this NIS, and even Vann says.

Snow, who was on the original Hardin investigation from NIS, and this is Captain Vann, from the D.

He admitted that he and Grace had continued their explorations when asked to help by Captain Vann, adding that they had finally decided to let the NIS and the District cops work it until the phone tips came in and Vann pulled them back into it.

On one hand, the captain was making perfect sense: Malachi was the only connection, and it would be stupid to keep that connection alive, only to have some NIS stumblebum trip over it by accident.

Murder belongs to the cops, and for better or for worser, NIS is the cops.

Captain Mccarty, his EA, to confirm that I can count on your help marshaling NIS assets-to find an ex-enlisted guy who might have something to do with Sherman.

Sergeant Degiorgio was dozing in the car, but he woke up quickly enough and ran them over to the NIS offices to change back into their respective uniforms: blues for Dan and a business suit for Grace Snow.

NIS field offices specialize in bent paymasters, which is why Santini here ought to have a record of this.

NIS tends to dark four door sedans with aerials on the trunk that no one in a million years would suspect are cop cars.

At the moment nis gray eyes were wary, and Anderson wondered idly how many different reasons Taliaferro had to worry.

That maybe some high-level executive assistants at NIS and in the Pentagon are manipulating this case so as to neutralize its effective prosecution.

But they looked like real civilians, and they were too well dressed to be NIS.

NIS, incident investigations were always conducted by a line officer, although these were usually operational incidents.

The assistant director of the NIS for criminal investigations thought that would be a more appropriate title, since Ms.