Ground-hog

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ground-hog the American marmot, or woodchuck: the aardvark of Africa
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grund; most prob. grund-en, pa.p. of grindan, and orig. meaning 'earth ground small;' cog. with Ger. grund, Ice. grunnr.

Usage

In literature:

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.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Firing together, three hogs fell dead on the ground.
"The Settlers" by William H. G. Kingston
MEMBER: I have trouble with rabbits, squirrels, ground hogs.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In appearance, it resembles the ground-hog of the north, although a trifle smaller than that animal.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
He saw the fox, the bear, and the ground-hog.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The most delicious was a species of ground hog, that the boys frequently caught on Wonder Island.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The ground looks as though it had been rooted by hogs!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At last he saw two hogs come grunting up, turning up the ground with their snouts in search of roots.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Shortly after, I came to a place where the ground was ploughed up, as if a drove of hogs had been rooting it.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
I slip a little collar of tar paper over each little tree to protect it against field mice, rabbits and ground hogs.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
He struck the hog on the head and, to be sure, it rolled over on the ground.
"The Shoemaker's Apron" by Parker Fillmore
Perhaps if the Ground Hog had not belonged to so old a family, he might have had a better time.
"Among the Forest People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
It was not often that the little Ground Hogs were left alone in the daytime.
"Among the Night People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
The ground here was a series of four or five hog-back ridges, about a hundred yards apart.
"Trenching at Gallipoli" by John Gallishaw
It was a ground-hog case, so they just naturally got!
"The Great Gold Rush" by W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
Kill a fox and ground-hog.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
You see it was a ground-hog case.
"The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South" by Broadus Mitchell
His other name is "ground-hog" and his shadow is quite as famous as he is.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
For example, millions of people firmly believe that the ground-hog is a key to the weather.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth
The meal had been ground with the cob, the same way in which farmers grind it for their hogs to-day.
"The Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison" by William N. Tyler
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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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