Roslin, ON Real Estate News

By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
I have held a false assumption for my entire life. Up until today I had believed that the expression "the dog days" referred to "the worst of" or maybe "the epitome of". I hadn't really thought about why I've heard the term the dog days of summer about a million times, but had never heard the dog days of winter being used in a sentence. The Romans used to associate hot weather with the star Sirius. Sirius (the Dog star) used to rise at about the same time as the sun during the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere, and the Romans believed that this was the cause of the particularly hot weather during this time of the year. They would sacrifice a brown dog at the beginning of this time period to appease the rage of Sirius. The dog days lasted from about July 24th to August 24th. T...
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