gopher hole


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gopher hole

[′gō·fər ‚hōl]
(engineering)
Horizontal T-shaped opening made in rock in preparation for blasting. Also known as coyote hole.
(mining engineering)
An irregular pitting hole made during prospecting.
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Photo: (1) A stuffed gopher dressed as a priest delivers a sermon, while a gopher angel hovers in a display at the new Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alberta.
Phostoxin, a pellet dropped into gopher holes that dissolves into a lethal gas, is effective, but farmers say it's not practical for them to trudge through acres of land scouting for individual gopher holes.
I have left out such time wasters as inserting chewing gum in gopher holes, using mothballs (What is it about mothballs?
In other words, Gopher lets you burrow through piles of information at the thousands of Gopher sites - Gopher holes - around the world making up what is called Gopherspace.
With bankers chasing gophers in the background, hitting them on their heads whenever they pop-up from their gopher holes, Stein explains, "Think about it.
Gophers are highly territorial and even though you might see many mounds with their adjacent gopher holes in a fairly large area (up to 1000 square feet), you are probably looking at the work of a single animal.
CANYON COUNTRY -- Last season, a coupled of young outfielders suffered twisted ankles in the gopher holes that marred the Canyon Country Little League complex.
The 1980 comedy ends with a frustrated golf course groundskeeper - famously played by Bill Murray - blowing up gopher holes in a series of explosions timed to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
The 18-year-olds, Erin Mauldin of Lancaster and Edward Mouton of Palmdale, were caught in a field as they tried to stuff money down gopher holes, sheriff's deputies said.
It was a fairly nondescript piece of ground: Some knee-high grass, a few withered blackberry vines and a couple of gopher holes.
The teenagers, Erin Mauldin, 18, of Lancaster and Edward Mouton, 18, of Palmdale, were caught in a field as they tried to stuff money down gopher holes, sheriff's deputies said.