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  • proper n. An alternative name of the star Alpha Canis Majoris (α CMa), Sirius.


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From Latin canicula ("little dog").


  • Anita by describing the strong chastisements of Honuphrius and the depravities (turpissimas!) of Canicula, the deceased wife of Mauritius, with Sulla, the simoniac, who is abnegand and repents.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Actually, her first book of poems was Canicula di Anna, published in 1984 in the Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Book Series.

    The First Book

  • Canicula, than when he is in Cancer, in which sign, however, he is nearer to the perpendicular.

    The New Organon

  • Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, ascendant during the "dog days" of July and August, "at which time the Dogge starre, which is called Syrius, or Canicula, reigneth with immoderate heate, causing pestilence, drougth, and many diseases"

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • The meaning whereof is, that in Iuly the sun is in Leo At which tyme the Dogge starre, which is called Syrius or Canicula reigneth, with immoderate heate causing Pestilence, drought, and many diseases.

    Shepheardes Calendar

  • Sextiles poflridie mane Canicula ex - oriente, monet,. in Piinio, qui Augufl: eum annum feqaitur» legendttm eife: a. d.

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  • The star know widely as Sirius.

    March 15, 2011