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Midsummer Madness

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Olivia says to Malvoʹlio, “Why, this is very midsummer madness” (Twelfth Night, iii. 4). The reference is to the rabies of dogs, which is generally brought on by Midsummer heat.

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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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Midden
Middle Ages
Middlesex
Midgard
Midgard Sormen (earth’s monster)
Midi
Midlothian
Midnight Oil
Midrashim (sing. Midrash)
Midsummer Ale
Midsummer Madness
Midsummer Men
Midsummer-Moon Madness
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midwife (Anglo-Saxon, mid, with; wif, woman)
Miggs (Miss)
Mignon
Mikado (Japan, mi, exalted; kado, gate)
Mike
Milan Decree (The)
Milan Steel