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Dog-days

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Days of great heat. The Romans called the six or eight hottest weeks of the summer caniculaʹrēs diēs. According to their theory, the dog-star or Sirius, rising with the sun, added to its heat, and the dog-days bore the combined heat of the dog-star and the sun. (July 3rd to August 11th.)

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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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Dodman
Dodona
Dods (Meg)
Dodson and Fogg
Doe
Doeg
Doff
Dog
Dog and Duck
Dog-cheap
Dog-days
Dog-fall (in wrestling)
Dog-grass (triticum repens)
Dog-head (in machinery)
Dog-headed Tribes
Dog-Latin
Dog-leech (A)
Dog-rose
Dog-sick
Dog-sleep (A)
Dog-star

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