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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dog-days.
 
Days of great heat. The Romans called the six or eight hottest weeks of the summer canicula’rs dis. According to their theory, the dog-star or Sirius, rising with the sun, added to its heat, and the dog-days bore the combined heat of the dog-star and the sun. (July 3rd to August 11th.)   1
 


 Dog-cheap.Dog-fall (in wrestling), 

 
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