Definition of Dogdays

1. time of year when dogs supposedly become rabid [n]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dogdays

dogbane family
dogbanes
dogberries
dogberry
dogbolt
dogbolts
dogbone
dogbones
dogbreath
dogbreaths
dogcart
dogcarts
dogcatcher
dogcatchers
dogday
dogdays (current term)
dogdom
dogdoms
dogdraw
doge
dogear
dogeared
dogearing
dogears
dogeate
dogeates
dogedom
dogedoms
dogeless
dogend

Literary usage of Dogdays

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1. First Book in Astronomy: Adapted to the Use of Common Schools by John Lauris Blake (1838)
"From what do the dogdays receive their name ? 2. Why are they called What did the Romans do ? 5. Why was the rising and setting 01 the stars much attended ..."

2. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"The modern Almanack-makers have, therefore, regardless of the star, marked the dogdays as commencing on the third of July and ending on the eleventh of ..."

3. Folio (1885)
"dogdays in St. Louis are very depressing. Else it would not make a man think he could ride Pegasus ... Do dogdays stifle *1I the imagination in St. Louis? ..."

4. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1900)
"It sends up sprouts at all seasons, but chiefly during the dogdays, from the end of July ... (dogdays-bamboo). Its leaves unfold in September and October. ..."

5. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1810)
"dogdays. Canicule. Christmas. .Yoël. Fast-day. Jour de jeûne. Fish-day. mf m, m Jour maigre. m Holiday. ... It is excessively hot du ring thé dogdays. ..."

6. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Being a New and by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1834)
"dogdays. Canicule. f. I spent Whitsuntide holidays in thé country. ... It is excessively hot during thé dogdays. Christmas. Noël. m. Fast-day. ..."

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