any of several ground squirrels of the genus Citellus, of the prairie regions of North America.
to mine unsystematically.
to enlarge a hole, as in loose soil, with successively larger blasts.
How to use gopher in a sentence
His seedlings baked in the sun, or were eaten by gophers, rabbits and rodents.Cody Petterson’s Quixotic Crusade for Change Animates His Run for SDUSD’s District C Board Seat | Jakob McWhinney | August 17, 2022 | Voice of San Diego
If gophers do purposely aid the growth of food in this way, it might count as a simple type of farming.Gophers might be farmers, a controversial study suggests | Sharon Oosthoek | August 1, 2022 | Science News For Students
What qualifies the gophers as farmers and sets them apart from, say, cattle … is that gophers cultivate and maintain this ideal environment for roots to grow.Gophers might be farmers, a controversial study suggests | Sharon Oosthoek | August 1, 2022 | Science News For Students
Tunnel digging takes a lot of energy — up to 3,400 times as much as walking along the surface for gophers.Do gophers farm roots? It’s not as clear as viral articles claim | Sharon Oosthoek | July 14, 2022 | Science News
The pair took root samples from soil adjacent to 12 gopher tunnels and extrapolated how much root mass a gopher would encounter as it excavated a meter of tunnel.Do gophers farm roots? It’s not as clear as viral articles claim | Sharon Oosthoek | July 14, 2022 | Science News
The critters resemble the gopher from Caddyshack… if it had rabies.Inside ‘Zombeavers’: The Gross-Out Tribeca Flick About Killer Zombie Beavers Hunting Sexy Coeds | Marlow Stern | April 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis | The Daily Beast | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ivanpah, which is 3,500 acres, ran into trouble a while ago when endangered desert gopher tortoises were found on the site.Solar Power Plant in the Mojave Could Power 140,000 Homes | Josh Dzieza | September 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not to mention Al Franken, Sonny Bono, Jesse Ventura, and Fred Grandy, who played gopher on The Love Boat.The Media Fantasize About Ben Affleck Vying for John Kerry’s Seat | Lauren Ashburn | December 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I wudden't be surprised to know that a bear had a tillyphone in his room, an' that th' gopher complained iv his gas bills.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
"It's my idea that the gopher isn't in here at all," announced Curley, with emphasis.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
Why, you could have knocked me down with the kick of a gopher I was so dumfounded!Warrior Gap | Charles King
In the east there is White gopher, who gnaws with his strong teeth.Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest | Katharine Berry Judson
"The gopher'll do it, too; he's a clumsy lout," he answered, referring to Stacy in a withering tone.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
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