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gopher hole


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gopher hole a hole in the ground made by gophers
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In literature:

You're making an extremely high mountain out of an extremely shallow gopher hole.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
The poor little gophers were forced out of their holes by the water, to be killed by the hail, and hundreds of them are lying around dead.
"Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888" by Frances M.A. Roe
He's cut from his gopher hole at Sachigo.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
He had been out riding, and his horse, stepping into a gopher hole, threw him.
"The Outdoor Chums After Big Game" by Captain Quincy Allen
The man I'm replacing broke his neck when his horse put a foot in a gopher hole about two ten-days ago.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
His galloping pony put a forefoot into a gopher hole, going down in a heap.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
I spend a gloriously lazy morning watching you crawling around behind the holes and trying to grab the gophers!
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Finally we found that it was made by a species of gopher, whose holes we soon discovered.
"Camping with President Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
That being so I guess I'm the most interested in running these gophers, who are, to their holes.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
The meanest boy could lead them miles out of their way to see a gopher-hole.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He stepped back into a gopher-hole, tripped, and fell full length.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The mould of an uprooted gopher hole was so fresh that it had not yet dried.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
At any rate, Clipclap and Star Face stayed where Ted and Janet left them, and the little Curlytops watched the gopher hole.
"The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch" by Howard R. Garis
The boys would dig holes, under cover of darkness, and through the day would burrow like gophers.
"Reminiscences, Incidents, Battles, Marches and Camp Life of the Old 4th Michigan Infantry in War of Rebellion, 1861 to 1864" by O. S. Barrett
His pony's foot stuck in a gopher hole, and the whole stampede came lambasting on top of him.
"The Boy Scouts On The Range" by Lieut. Howard Payson
He had stepped in a gopher-hole, and down he went.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
Almost at the same moment my own horse went down, he having stepped into a gopher hole.
"The Adventures of Buffalo Bill" by Col. William F. Cody
Badger and gopher holes added to the danger by undermining the banks in unexpected places.
"Cattle-Ranch to College" by Russell Doubleday
He raced across it, ignoring the danger of gopher holes and rocks.
"The Lone Ranger Rides" by Fran Striker
Her mount struggled to extract his poor broken foreleg from a gopher-hole, where it was sunk to the elbow.
"John Ermine of the Yellowstone" by Frederic Remington

In news:

The Outer Sunset resident said Kurt tripped and fell in a gopher hole the first time he played on Beach Chalet 's grass fields.
He has to worry about maintenance, changing the holes and rowdy kids carting on the greens, not to mention -- the plague of every greenskeeper's existence -- the formidable gopher.
Gophers apparently attacked the early drafts of Sarah Ruhl's 2003 play, Eurydice, for there are enough holes in the script to keep Carl Spackler busy for weeks.
Gophers apparently attacked the early drafts of Sarah Ruhl's 2003 play, Eurydice, for there are enough holes in the script to keep Carl Spackler busy for weeks.
Some of the nation's rarest snakes are slithering back into the Kisatchie National Forest, where biologists hope they'll find comfy gopher holes and help re-establish a dwindling species of constrictors.
Terry Karkos — ' Velcro Boy' on bears, Stephen King and making the most of gopher holes.
Terry Karkos — 'Velcro Boy' on bears, Stephen King and making the most of gopher holes.
Long story that involves being on the high school cross-country running team and a gopher hole in the desert.
Gophers dig out from a big hole.
Used is the foundation for the gopher and windmill Acrylic paint and Mylar pinwheels: To dress up gopher and windmill (You can also even out a bumpy lawn or make a ramp to a hole by placing cardboard under the turf.