In a state of sexual excitement immediately preceding ovulation. For example, Our cat's in heat so we have to keep her inside. This expression applies to most female mammals and indicates the period when the animal is fertile and most receptive to mating. [Mid-1700s]
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
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But while he was up there riffing about Steiger, he looked like he did in the Big Heat.
The movie we went to that Friday night in 1953 was The Big Heat.
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The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison