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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

[′grau̇nd‚häg]
(mining engineering)
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Punxsutawney Phil is held up for the crowd to see at Groundhog Day yesterday in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Phil is generally accepted as the national forecaster, but other groundhogs around the country also make predictions.
Groundhog Days, to put it mildly, has a jam-packed lineup of activities planned.
To keep them short and sharp, groundhogs need to gnaw.
If Groundhog Day is sunny, the groundhog sees his shadow, goes back into his hole, and the rest of winter will be long and cold.
Atrum receives grant of an additional four (4) coal licences at Groundhog following community, First Nations and ministerial consultation taking its Groundhog tenure to 22 coal licences and 15 coal licence applications, including the proposed acquisition tenure
Inner Circle president Bill Deeley, who says he "consults" with Phil, deciphered what the groundhog had to say about the weather.
The groundhog, or rather his long line of ancestors and lookalikes bearing the same name, is a national media star and was at the center of a Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day.
Punxsutawney Phil is said to have the "mythical ability of forecasting either an early spring or a long winter," according to the Groundhog Club's website.
Groundhog Almighty [NYT] Earlier: Happy Groundhog Day
wait eagerly for the groundhog to come out of its burrow to predict the weather.
A study published in the January issue of National Wildlife Magazine reports that the male groundhog emerging from his lair in February is not looking for his own shadow but perhaps for that of a comely female groundhog.