Definition of Canicular days
1. Noun. The hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity.
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Summer, Summertime
Derivative terms: Canicular, Canicular
Lexicographical Neighbors of Canicular Days
Literary usage of Canicular days
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. First Book in Astronomy: Adapted to the Use of Common Schools by John Lauris Blake (1838)
"They are also called canicular days, from cants, the Latin word signifying dog. On these days the dogstar rises and sets with the rising and setting of the ..."
2. Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Including His Life and Correspondence by Thomas Browne, Simon Wilkin (1835)
"For first, in regard of different latitudes, unto some the canicular days are in the winter; as unto such as have no latitude, but live in a right sphere, ..."
3. Marietta: A Maid of Venice by Francis Marion Crawford (1901)
"And now in the torrid heat of summer, the canicular days being at hand, ... to the great injury of their health, because the canicular days are approaching. ..."