a cramp or muscular spasm caused by loss of water and salt following prolonged exertion in hot weather.
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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 …
Origin of heat cramp
First recorded in 1935–40
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