Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
The critters resemble the gopher from Caddyshack… if it had rabies.
"I feel awfully sorry for that Goat," whispered the gopher to Tommy.
gopher had dined all on board but the crew, who had turned in before I did.
She would gladly have been converted to Vida's satisfaction in gopher Prairie and mopping the floor.
Smith watched the antics of a gopher for a full minute before he replied.
Virginia always kept it ready in case a gopher poked his inquisitive little nose above the ground.
The dinner was served in the cabin, and gopher had done his best, as usual.
Apples are not free from worms; the gopher is sure to go for every root it can find.
The gopher is a singular little animal, about the size of a squirrel.
1812, American English, perhaps an Englishing of Louisiana French gaufre "honeycomb, waffle," said to have been used by French settlers in reference to small mammals on analogy of the structure of their burrows, from Old French gaufre, of Frankish origin. The rodent was the nickname of people from Arkansas (1845) and later Minnesota (1872). The gopherwood tree of the Bible (used by Noah to make the ark, Gen. vi:14) is unrelated; it is from Hebrew gofer, perhaps meaning the cypress.
"errand-runner," 1956, American English coinage from go for (coffee, spare parts, etc.), with a pun on gopher.
An employee who is expected to serve and cater to others; a low-ranking subordinate: running the robo machine and acting as a receptionist, secretary, and general go-for/ attractive go-fers for executive editor Frank Waldrop
[1967+; gofor, an underworld term for ''dupe, sucker,'' is found by the 1920s and is probably semantically related]
To hit a GOFER BALL in baseball: only about the fifth or sixth that Orosco had gophered home the eventual gamer