Before applying for the job our young friend Foozle would like to know whether he will be required to replace the divot.
Scottish boys often weight it at the end with a "divot" which is a little piece of actual turf, both grass and root, all together.
He quietly lifted the lower edge of a divot on the roof, and peeped in to see what was going on.
Those who eat and chatter, kiss hands and smile, but never take a divot are losers of something that is heartening.
1530s, from Scottish, literally "piece of turf or sod" used for roofing material, etc., of unknown origin. The golfing sense is from 1886.
A toupee; rug
[1950s+; fr the Scottish word, ''a piece of turf or sod, esp one cut out by a golf club,'' of unknown origin]