American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of west-central Pennsylvania northeast of Pittsburgh. It is an industrial center noted for its annual observance of Groundhog Day, February 2. Population: 6,070.
“Forgive Mr. Cuddyer if he feels like Bill Murray trapped in Punxsutawney, Pa., living the same day again and again every October.”
“October 22, 1947 in Punxsutawney, Pa., the son of Evelyn (Tyger) Page, and the late William McKay Page, III.”
“The Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club in Punxsutawney, Pa., consulted Phil on our behalf.”
“Punxsutawney, PA -- In a tradition that began in the 18th century, the so-called Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring today at Gobbler's Knob.”
“Not only is he occasionally afraid of his own shadow, he has spent his life living in the shadow of a far more revered rival, one who, thanks to Hollywood, is famous around the world: a groundhog called Punxsutawney Phil.”
“And probably the largest economic generator in Punxsutawney.”
“At the most famous Groundhog Day observances in Punxsutawney, PA, the groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow-bad news for those with spring fever.”
“Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle -- they're the ones in the top hats -- gather around the groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil at the annual Groundhog Day event in Pennsylvania.”
“Before "Punxsutawney" became a household word, the archaic German tradition was a merry moment on the U.S. calendar.”
“called Punxsutawney Phil "a punk when it comes to weather forecasting ," the Chicago Tribune reports.”
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