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Dog Star

noun
1.
the bright star Sirius, in Canis Major.
2.
the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor.
Origin of Dog Star
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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  • That star you saw beat like a heart must have been a Dog Star.

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • “That would be the Dog Star,” said the doctor, with extreme gaiety.

    Frank Mildmay Captain Frederick Marryat
  • For instance, the brightest star of all is Sirius, the Dog Star, which really belongs to the southern hemisphere.

  • And so is the old notion that dogs are likely to go mad during the dog days "because the Dog Star is in the ascendant."

  • This was the major planet, surely one of the Dog Star's pack; and he had alighted on one of its moons.

  • Directly beneath him, as it appeared, the Dog Star rolled, a mass of electric fire.

  • That was the Dog Star, Sirius, known to astronomers as the sun of another planetary system like our own.

  • Some change as cataclysmic as his experience of the night before above the Dog Star itself took place in his spiritual being.

  • He gives out a beautiful red light, while Jupiter is bluish white, and the Dog Star has all colors like the rainbow.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait
  • There is a striking description in one of Mr. Rudyard Kipling's stories of a night in an Indian city when the Dog Star rages.

British Dictionary definitions for Dog Star

Dog Star

noun
1.
the Dog Star, another name for Sirius
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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