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Synonyms for groundhog

reddish brown North American marmot

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Legend has it if the furry creature casts a shadow on February 2 - Groundhog Day - people can expect six more weeks of wintry weather.
Phil has been looking for his shadow since 1887 when a newspaper editor declared a groundhog the forecasting groundhog for the entire country.
Willie's handler, the Woodstock Wrangler, was on (the television program) 'Windy City Live' last year and claimed a 60 percent accuracy," Woodstock Groundhog Days committee chair Ron Bellairs.
Phil's Groundhog Day predictions are right about one third of the time.
Thus far, numerous geophysical surveys have been conducted on the Groundhog property over several years.
The Groundhog Day celebration became even more precarious when Jimmy's handlers, Jerry and Maria Hahn, said the mayor had gotten it wrong and that there would be six more weeks of winter.
There's an old farmers' saying; "February second, Groundhog Day, half your wood and half your hay, to make it safely through till May.
Acquisition ground is contiguous with Atrum's flagship Groundhog Anthracite Project and is located within the coal-bearing Groundhog coalfield
Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, winter will last six more weeks.
In an annual ritual with early roots in German folklore and rather more in US media-showbiz, a Pennsylvania groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil was interpreted Saturday as predicting an early end to winter.
Summary: Thousands of spectators gather at Gobbler's Knob to see Phil the Groundhog.
Atrum Coal has upgraded JORC inferred and indicated resources at its Groundhog metallurgical coal project in British Columbia by 220% to 159 million metric tons.
Sure, motorcycle safety risk rises with the spring, but right now the groundhog is eyeballing PMV-4s, and I don't want ACC's commanders and Airmen to get comfortable: Our mishap numbers are going in the wrong direction.
And also don't forget to read this classic from the Times about how "the film has become a curious favorite of religious leaders of many faiths, who all see in Groundhog Day a reflection of their own spiritual messages.