Explores the words, phrases, and sayings that were used by settlers in North America and looks at their modern meanings.
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This book examines the lifestyles, culture, and entertainment of America's early settlers to explain how common sayings of today were developed back in their day.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Taken from Chapter 4: On the farm The "dog days" of summer Today some people believe that the hottest days of summer are called "dog days" because heat can make dogs irritable. The early settlers knew the real secret of this phrase. They kept track of the movements of the stars. They knew that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises with the sun during the hottest time of the year.
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Book Description San Val, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78490031
Book Description San Val, 1994. School & Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0785731830