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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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1983) and, in this portion of their range, gopher populations are rarely found away from permanent water, except on an ephemeral basis (Davis 1940; Smith and Patton 1980).
In terms of his aims, Gopher has certainly achieved a meticulous chronostratigraphic analysis; he has considered the technological, typological, and stylistic attributes of arrowheads from virtually every Neolithic site in the Levant, and proposed geographic distinctions on that basis.
Gopher turns batteries into quality materials that manufacturers can use for new batteries and other products, keeping potentially hazardous materials out of landfills and saving valuable resources.
Within areas managed to maintain a predominately pine land cover, southeastern pocket gopher habitat may be further defined by understory vegetation structure, soil characteristics, or a combination of the two (McNab, 1966; Ford, 1980; Wilkins, 1985; Wilkins, 1987; Simkin and Michener, 2005; Southern Wildlife Consultants, 2008).
californicus) and Botta's pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) from several locations in California to the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, for use in separate laboratory studies.
The gopher tortoise will eat grass, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and many fruits.
In fact, that number turned out to be 1,400 pairs of stolen gopher feet.
Instead, he recommended puncture traps like Macabee Gopher Trap or his favorite, the Gophinator, which are small and easy to position in tunnels.
In San Diego, California, Cox and Hunt (1992) found that Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae) preferred short grasses and dry soils, and Greene (1995) suggested that Mountain Pocket Gopher (Thomomys monticola) favored moderate to high-intensity cattle grazing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Keywords: Density, distribution, Geomys bursarius, plains pocket gopher, program DISTANCE
He said: "The gopher hunt involves the bird very slowly, almost in slow motion, sneaking up on a prospective grab.
I put this material in my gopher baiter on my tractor's three-point hitch which deposits the pesticide underground.
Public enemy number one was the "gopher", a collective name for three common species occurring in Manitoba at the time: the Flickertail or Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), the Scrub Gopher or Franklin's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii), and the Striped Gopher or Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus).
The natural history and management of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus Daudin).