And so is the old notion that dogs are likely to go mad during the dog days "because the Dog Star is in the ascendant."
That star you saw beat like a heart must have been a Dog Star.
That was the Dog Star, Sirius, known to astronomers as the sun of another planetary system like our own.
This was the major planet, surely one of the Dog Star's pack; and he had alighted on one of its moons.
So they called the star the "Dog Star" and worshipped it, and also lavished a great deal of love on all.
Some change as cataclysmic as his experience of the night before above the Dog Star itself took place in his spiritual being.
It is rather a hard name, but he came from the Dog Star, and the language there is somewhat difficult.
There is a striking description in one of Mr. Rudyard Kipling's stories of a night in an Indian city when the Dog Star rages.
For the Dog Star—raging, merciless, sweltering—ruled everywhere within Westminster Palace.
Hidden in some depth of the sky, the Dog Star rages, and overhead the mid-day sun marches across his blazing barrack-square.