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groundhog:

see woodchuckwoodchuck
or groundhog,
common name of a North American species of marmot, Marmota monax. This large rodent is found in open woods and ravines throughout most of Canada and the NE United States. Its heavyset body is about 2 ft (60 cm) long, excluding the 6 in.
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groundhog

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(mining engineering)
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htm) StormFax Weather Almanac , which has kept record of Groundhog Day since 1887, shows that of the 116 predictions on record, Phil has only predicted an early spring 16 times.
Phil has been looking for his shadow since 1887 when a newspaper editor declared a groundhog the forecasting groundhog for the entire country.
Using their impressive teeth, groundhogs feast on clover, dandelions, alfalfa, garden vegetables, and fruits.
The town has a weather-predicting groundhog named Phil.
Yes, groundhogs are woodchucks and woodchucks are groundhogs and they're one in the same and they're marmots.
In most states that have them, groundhogs are considered nuisance wildlife.
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Started in 1997 as a way to help young people discover job skills and interests, Groundhog Job Shadowing day last year included more than 75,000 businesses and 1 million students nationwide.
For groundhogs, that entailed either stalking or sitting and waiting for one of the pests to show himself at close range.
When bowhunting for groundhogs, I like to use suspended belief.
BEATING THE COLD Groundhogs (or woodchucks, as lots of people call them) often live where winters can be long and hard.
February 2nd is also associated with seasonal change in the United States, but it takes a groundhog to reveal the connection.