(the) sun has been hot today


(the) sun has been hot today
   obsolete there are signs of drunkenness
   At harvest time, cider or small beer was provided for the workers in the fields, who would become progressively more tipsy as they slaked their thirst. A drunkard might also be said to have the sun in his eyes or to have been in the sunshine:
    We guessed by his rackle as he's bin i' the sunshine. (Pinnock, 1895 — rackle was riotous conduct)

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