Ground hog

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground hog See under Bush Ground, etc.
    • Ground hog (Zoöl) The woodchuck or American marmot (Arctomys monax). See Woodchuck.
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Usage

In literature:

We're in on the ground floor this time, and I want to hog the whole thing if I can.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Then the wild hog had vanished, and a flock of birds had risen from the ground.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
I can't dance either, but this is a 'ground-hog case,' and we've got to dance and sing too.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Ground hogs, most of them, but part of the ever changing, ever fascinating, metropolitan pageant.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Although the colonists term it "aard-vark," which is the Dutch for "ground-hog," the animal has but little in common with the hog kind.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
But you can say on general principles I'm about as much interested in farming as a ground hog is in Easter.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
Hogs root up the ground and thereby provide a rude kind of tillage.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
At what times of day does the ground-hog come out?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
I have seen dead Filipinos carried out of the hospital, thrown on carts and carried to the burying ground and handled like dead hogs.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
Ground Hog Thresher, about 1830.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
It's a ground-hog case.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
While Harriet and I were eating luncheon, a ground-hog that I had fed on other visits came out to see if there was anything for him.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
The young hobo was running and, not far ahead, the Ground Hog was fleeing before him.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
You compare the Americans to ground-hogs.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
The head was made of ground-hog skin.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
On the way, his hogs rootin' in the ground had uncovered two pockets.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
It should be located on elevated ground, with no hog-pen, privy or manure pile within 100 feet.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
In the course of this night I saw but few plantations, but was so fortunate as to see a ground-hog crossing the road before me.
"Fifty Years in Chains" by Charles Ball
On Nolin he had hunted ground-hogs with an older boy, who has since become the Rev.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
On one occasion he tracked a ground-hog into its hole underneath an uprooted tree.
"Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland" by William S. Thomas
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In poetry:

For far within the forest,—where
Weird shadows stood like phantom men,
And where the ground-hog dug its lair,
The she-fox whelped and had her den,—
The thing kept calling, buried there.
"Eidolons" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The Honey Badger was making like a ground hog Tuesday.
No, the feast is not Ground Hog's Day.
In this state, it is still a good cartridge for coyotes, ground hogs and other varmints at 125 to150 yards.
At the end, that mean the Wart Hog would be called upon to elminate anything on the ground the Army wanted removed from its path.
2 slices hog jowl bacon, cubed 2 ½ cups peeled and cubed potatoes 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 onion, chopped 6 cups shredded collard greens 2 cans chicken broth 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 (15 ounce) cans black eyed peas.
EVERY DAY IS GROUND HOG DAY.
It looks like China will reject the proposed purchase of General Motors's Hummer division by Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. On the grounds that producing the GM gas hogs isn't in line with the country's environmental goals.
President's Day, Valentine's Day and of course today, Ground Hog Day.
Ground hogs as pets, I don't think so.
A Ground Hog's Day Resolution .
Debates in DC resemble the movie Ground Hog Day.
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