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    what does the phrase "The dog days are over" mean?

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    Sirius, the “dog star,” rises and sets with the sun. During late July Sirius is in conjunction with the sun, and the ancients believed that its heat added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather. They named this period of time, from 20 days before the conjunction to 20 days after, “dog days” after the dog star.


     

    Dog days are the warmest days at the end of summer, cold days ahead.



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