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

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

The word of the day for August 18 is canicular,spelled c-a-n-i-c-u-l-a-r.Canicular is an adjetive that means of or relating to the dog days that is the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemispher.Here is the word used in a sentence:During the canicular heat of August, many of the town's residents *** to the local swimming hole in search of a way  to stay cool.The Latin word canicula meaning small dog is the *** formal of canis, this is source english word for ***.  Canisula is also the Latin name for sirius, the star that represents the hound of orion in the constellation name for that hunter from Roman and Greek ***.Because the first visible rising of sirius occurs during the summer, the hot sultry day that occur from early July to early Sepetember came to be assocaited with the dog star.The Greeks call this time of  year the *** ****, which the Romans translated into Latin as *** canicularis, or as we know them in english--the dog days.With your word of the day this thursday August 18th, I'm peter Sokolowski.  

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