- the bright star Sirius, in Canis Major.
- the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor.
Origin of Dog Star
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for dog star
"And yonder is the dog-star, bright and splendid," said Hans, as he arose.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Then is when the Dog-star rages, and it is apt to be 'catching' weather.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
That the Dog-star was observed in this manner from the north-west, I have little doubt.The Solution of the Pyramid Problem
Light is the same to the dog-star as to us; morality, too, must be the same.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
I have restrained the rage of the dog-star, and mitigated the fervours of the crab.Rasselas
- the Dog Star another name for Sirius