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burrow of a woodchuck
A. entrance
B. spy hole
C. excrement chamber
D. nest


 (bûr′ō, bŭr′ō)
1. A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal, such as a rabbit or mole, for habitation or refuge.
2. A narrow or snug place.
v. bur·rowed, bur·row·ing, bur·rows
a. To dig a hole or tunnel for habitation or refuge.
b. To live or hide in such a place.
2. To move or progress by or as if by digging or tunneling: "Suddenly the train is burrowing through the pinewoods" (William Styron).
1. To make by or as if by tunneling.
2. To dig a hole or tunnel in or through.
3. Archaic To hide in or as if in a burrow.

[Middle English borow.]

bur′row·er n.
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If it were possible for literature to use the microscope of the Leuwenhoeks, the Malpighis, and the Raspails (an attempt once made by Hoffman, of Berlin), and if we could magnify and then picture the teredos navalis, in other words, those ship-worms which brought Holland within an inch of collapsing by honey-combing her dykes, we might have been able to give a more distinct idea of Messieurs Gigonnet, Baudoyer, Saillard, Gaudron, Falleix, Transon, Godard and company, borers and burrowers, who proved their undermining power in the thirtieth year of this century.
This species is not found in running water but is a secondary burrower that will burrow when waters levels recede.
The deep, blade-like ungual phalanges and robust pectoral girdle suggest that Teraterpeton hrynewichorum was a burrower (which may well account for the excellent, articulated preservation of the holotype).
The loan purchased from a local bank was simultaneously modified with the burrower, who Procida will help to lease, refinance or sell the building.
The brave burrower - real name Daniel Hooper - captured the nation's hearts as the eco-warrior who fought the A30 bypass in Devon.
This rather nomadic lifestyle, combined with its supreme ability as a rapid burrower, has enabled this species to colonize the sands of exposed beaches that otherwise are fairly devoid of macrofauna (Wilson 1999).
But since the oldest millipede fossil is 436 million years old and may well be a marine organism, the researchers suggest that their burrower may be a completely unknown and extinct animal.
Let's hope this famous protester doesn't take after another underground burrower famous for it's long ears, fluffy tail and reproductive vigour.
He reckons redhead Geri from the all-girl chart toppers would make the best burrower.
My little Yorkie Luka loves this bed; he has always been a burrower so it was a perfect fit.
Because Yoldia limatula is a relatively shallow burrower, most of the differences are expected to be in the top layer of sediment.