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 Ron Epstein points out gopher holes in his Woodland Hills yard.
Some kid'll fall into one of those preserved squirrel or gopher holes.
They're out there running on it every day, and it's so much easier than running through the gopher holes,'' she said.
Is the area you plan to plant nice and flat, or full of rocks that'll need to be hauled off, full of gopher holes that must be filled in, or bumpy and hilly and in need of smoothing?
There's no denying that the neon desert kingdom conjured from cactus and gopher holes back in the 1940s by gangster Bugsy Segal is an international gaming, nightlife and entertainment destination to rival any in the world.
It's gopher holes, which some fliers have tripped on as they ran toward the sandstone cliff.
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.
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.
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.