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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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The association of southeastern pocket gophers with areas of xeric sandy soils is well supported in the literature (McNab, 1966; Wilkins, 1985; Wilkins, 1987; Simkin and Michener, 2005; Southern Wildlife Consultants, 2008).
This species builds intricate tunnel systems throughout its home range used for foraging and shelter, and they are built and maintained by the gopher year round.
We transported pocket gophers in three separate events: 19-20 February 2014, 24-25 February 2014, and 21-22 March 2014.
A Minnesota mother and son have been accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of gopher feet 6 a serious crime in Harmony Township, located 120 miles outside of Minneapolis.
Voles and ground squirrels are easy targets for avian predators, but gophers spend most of their time underground.
The grassland physiographic regions of Indiana are the only portions of the state where gophers have been located (Conaway 1947: Tuszynski 1971; Thorne 1989).
COUNTRYSIDE: I was reading about Larry's problem with pocket gophers.
22 is good business as well as good sport," but the primary weapon in the farmer's arsenal against gophers was poison.
Meanwhile, Sinikka Crosland, president of Vancouver's Responsible Animal Care Society, suggests deploying sonic devices, light deterrents and plastic owls to create disturbances, to discourage gophers from entering neighbouring crops.
Pocket gophers prefer your garden to your lawn because they like to eat roots.
The Gophers were formed in early 1907 by saloon owner Phil "Daddy" Reid, and his partner and childhood friend, John J.
CANYON COUNTRY -- Last season, a coupled of young outfielders suffered twisted ankles in the gopher holes that marred the Canyon Country Little League complex.
In Wednesday's Sun Bowl, the Gophers finished with their third-fewest rushing yards of the season, 241.
Coupled with the wolf question is that of the destruction of crops by gophers, which is the direct cause of the greater financial loss to the Territories as a whole, than the losses suffered by our ranchers through the depredations committed by wolves.