Origin of dog days
OTHER WORDS FROM dog daysdog-day, adjective
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How to use dog days in a sentence
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.
Their immediate response tells an important truth about a police slowdown that has spread throughout New York City in recent days.
Some refugees wait for days on the ships before setting sail.
Indeed, although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city where he walks his dog in the morning.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
In nine days he returned, bringing us the thanks of congress, and fresh orders.
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
Fatigue he never knew, and on one occasion he was said to have spent thirteen days and nights in the saddle.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for dog days
Word Origin for dog days
Cultural definitions for dog days
The hot, muggy days of summer. The Romans associated such weather with the influence of Sirius, the dog star, which is high in the sky during summer days.
Other Idioms and Phrases with dog days
Hot, sultry summer weather; also, a period of stagnation. For example, It's hard to get much work done during the dog days, or Every winter there's a week or two of dog days when sales drop dramatically. The term alludes to the period between early July and early September, when Sirius, the so-called Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun. The ancient Romans called this phenomenon dies caniculares, which was translated as “dog days” in the first half of the 1500s.