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gopher

and gofer (ˈgofɚ)
1. n. someone who goes for things and brings them back. (From go for.) You got a gopher who can go get some coffee?
2. n. a dupe; a pawn; an underling. The guy’s just a gofer. He has no say in anything.

gopher ball

n. a baseball pitch that is hit as a home run. (When it is hit, the batter will go for home.) The center fielder did a dive over the fence trying to get the gopher ball.
See also: ball, gopher
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Because we did not examine for the presence or absence of spermatozoa in gophers, we cannot ascertain for certain if males were producing sperm but drew our conclusions based on previous studies.
cat=10217) $5,000 worth of gopher feet from a freezer, KAALTV reports.
Another explanation may be that pocket gophers exhibit high postnatal mortality rates while in the nest for various reasons.
58) on gopher control, I noted having had good success with pesticides and talked about the style that's worked for me.
His group has asked government officials to prolong the implementation period of the ban until they find another way to bring the gopher problem under control.
DURA-CRETE(R) Concrete Driveway Giveaway contestants were randomly drawn from over 1,500 entries gathered at the Golden Gopher Ready Mix truck on the "Plaza" before each Golden Gopher home game and via online registration at the Cemstone website.
The Gophers had just 88 yards at halftime, and a long run of 15 yards by Laurence Maroney.
There are districts in the Territories where the gopher pest is hardly felt and the trouble caused by wolves is almost entirely confined to southern Alberta.
On most systems, the gopher server includes a choice of "Other Gopher and Information Servers" and/or "All the Gopher Servers in the World.
Inbred groups, whether gophers or cheetahs, therefore may risk losing many members to a single infectious agent, the team notes.
Using the Internet involves several types of activities (Abernathy, 1993) including electronic mail (e-mail), obtaining text or software from online libraries (FTP), real-time roundtable chats (IRC), mail groups (listserv, usenet groups, newsnet), and browsing gophers or World Wide Web (WWW) pages to find specific information resources and searchable databases.
Stroh's and Stroh's Light beers have teamed up with the University of Minnesota to offer fans of Golden Gophers football a chance to "Go-pher" free football tickets to two Minnesota home games in September.
All mouth and no heart, people say of pocket gophers.
This agreement serves everyone well: The Gophers are on their way to getting our much-needed football home, TCF receives a highly visible and popular way to demonstrate its support for the University and Minnesota, and Gopher fans once again will have the wonderful experience of an on-campus football stadium.