noun Northern U.S.
quite a long time: I haven't seen you in a dog's age!
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The Origin Of Dog DaysIt’s hot again, up in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s that time of year when the sun shines its most unforgiving beams, baking the ground and, indeed, us. It’s the portion of summer known as the hottest time of the year. Or, more delightfully, the dog days. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for …
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- dog violet,
- dog warden,
- dog whelk,
- dog whistle,
- dog work,
- dog's breakfast,
- dog's chance,
- dog's disease,
- dog's letter,
- dog's life
Origin of dog's age
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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see under coon's age.
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