prairie marmot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prairie marmot any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prairie marmot (Zoöl) Same as Prairie dog, above.
    • Prairie marmot See Prairie dog.
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Usage

In literature:

By and by he came to the home of Yap-Yap the Prairie Dog, who is one of the Marmot family, as you know.
"Mother West Wind "Where" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
The marmots lived upon grass; and the lizards upon insects and prairie-crickets, of which there were numbers around.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
They are marmots, I have no doubt, but of a different species from the prairie-dog marmots.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
The prairie dogs or marmots were in tens of thousands round us, and I used to amuse myself by shooting at one in particular with the rifle.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
They are marmots, I have no doubt, but of a different species from the prairie-dog marmots.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Prairie dogs are a sort of marmot, but their bark is somewhat like that of a small dog.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
Marmots and a sort of little prairie dog continued plentiful, but there was no other life.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Yesterday, for me, the hour of the Prairie Marmot struck.
"Adventures and Enthusiasms" by E. V. Lucas
The Prairie-dog or Prairie-marmot is some 10 inches to one foot in length.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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