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[word-lover] 【整理】2009-08-18 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]【整理】2009-08-18 How to Use a Word

the word of today for August 17th is canicular,spelled  c-a-n-i-c-u-l-a-r.
canicular is an adjective that means off or relating to the dog days that is the period between early july and early september when the hot * weather of summer usually occurs in the northen *
here is the word used in sentence.
during the canicular heat of august many of the town's residents venture to the local swimming hole and search of a way to stay cold.
the latin word canicular meaning small dog is the diminutive form of canis, the source of the english word for canine.canicular is also the latin name for * the star that represents the hound of orion in the constellation name for that hunter from roman and greek mythology.
because the first visible rising of * occurs during the summer the hot * day that occurs from early july to early september can ben social day with the dog star.
the greeks call this time of  year the * * ,which the romans translated into latin as dies caniculares ,or as we know them in english the dog days .
With your word of tody this Thursday,August 17th,I'm Peter Sokolawski






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