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gofer

One who completes errands for someone else, typically someone significantly more powerful or important. The word is an alteration of "go for." If you need anything at all, just let me know, and I'll have my gofer get it. I hate that I'm just my boss's gofer—I mean, isn't there something more important I could be doing than running around in search of a very specific pair of black socks?

gopher ball

In baseball, a pitch that the batter hits for a home run. "Gopher" is an alteration of "go for," referring either to the batter "going for" extra bases or home plate, or the ball "going for" a home run. It's 3-2—if he could just hit a gopher ball, he'd tie the game.
See also: ball, gopher

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.

gofer

verb
See gopher

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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Center: An adult gopher tortoise at the mouth of its burrow.
Our results suggest soil characteristics are more important than understory vegetation structure for predicting southeastern pocket gopher presence on our study area.
We checked voles and pocket gophers every 3-4 h to make sure they still looked healthy and had sufficient food.
All but five species found growing through or on the pocket gopher mound in the present study were encountered in the disturbed dry sand prairie by McClain et al.
Michael Junge, who has been trapping gophers for the past two decades and catches about 15 a day, stores the feet in a freezer in his garage.
VIEW VIDEO: Watch an expert with Gophers Limited track a gopher burrow and set up a trap in a vineyard.
Minnesota defeated Central Michigan and Florida twice to win the Mideast Regional in Minneapolis, lost to Cal State Los Angeles in the first game at Omaha, then defeated Baylor before Arizona State put an end to the Gopher season.
At these elevations, Mountain Pocket Gophers are far more common than Botta's Pocket Gopher (Ingles 1952; Jones and Baxter 2004), but gopher mounds and tunnels could not be distinguished to species level.
The Gophers in Farmer Burrows' Field demonstrates that clouds can, indeed, have linings of silver!
Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, California, has a gopher problem.
THIS greedy great egret can't believe its luck as it gobbles up a gopher for a sneaky lunchtime snack.
It's Spanish for "go far." We called her "Gopher" for short!
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).