gophering

gophering

[′gō·fə·riŋ]
(mining engineering)
A method of breaking up a sandy medium-hard overburden where usual blastholes tend to cave in, by firing an explosive charge in each of a series of shallow holes; debris is cleared, and holes are made deeper for further charges, until they are deep enough to take enough explosives to break up the deposit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
"It-all's plain gophering," Daylight muttered aloud.
We'll highlight other gophers in future columns, as a regular feature of "Internet Waves." Happy Gophering!
You, as a gopher user, have lots of powerful ways to deal with the information, data, documents, and files you find via gophering. Note: Some options from gopher menus may vary, but normally at minimum you can e-mail or save the document/item you've found via gopher.
But, we'll go slow, and introduce some e-mail retrieval and requests, some gophering (finding information using the Internet search and retrieval tool known as Gopher), and lots of the other information you'll need to keep from drowning.