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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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SummerFair fundraiser presented by International Cow Pasture Golf Association in conjunction with Twin Rivers Rotary Club and Willamalane Park and Recreation District; proceeds go to Rotary community service projects and Willamalane teen programs; twosomes, composed of one adult and one youth, will shoot through brush, rocks, gopher holes and cow pies; adults can bring children ages 11-18 or be paired with local youth who participate in Willamalane's teen programs; no golf experience needed; golf clinics and light concessions from 8:30 a.m.
We had so many gophers on our one-acre place that I started calling it "The Gopher Pharm." The orchard looked like a mine-field with gopher holes everywhere.
At first these creatures amuse him, but then crops are eaten and the gopher holes prove dangerous to his cattle.
It's gopher holes, which some fliers have tripped on as they ran toward the sandstone cliff.The port's safety record is stellar partly because the pilots won't fly if conditions aren't favorable, which is often.
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.
Some are simple "gopher holes," only a few feet long near a fence.
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.
The menu of American fare features everything from appetizers like Crispy Potato Golf Balls, to desserts like Gopher Holes. There's seating for about 240, including in the "Looper's Lounge" that serves as a private dining area.
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.
It was a fairly nondescript piece of ground: Some knee-high grass, a few withered blackberry vines and a couple of gopher holes. But the meaning was in the knowing what nobody, we presume, had known until then.