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  • Pounding away into the darkness, heedless of gopher-holes, sunken spots, and other dangers, the two sped.

    The Free Range

  • You know what such speed as that is at night with the gopher-holes and other ankle-breakers!

    The Free Range

  • The going was more or less rough and Pill dodged many gopher-holes, to the peril of his rider's equilibrium.

    Sundown Slim

  • Lute almost caught up amongst the trees, but was hopelessly outdistanced on the fallow field adjoining, across which the mare tore with a fine disregard for heavy ground and gopher-holes.


  • My hand went back in search: there was no time to look: the prairie just here was cut up with little gopher-holes and criss-crossed by tiny canals from the main _acequia_, or irrigating ditch.

    Starlight Ranch and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier

  • The ground was honey-combed with gopher-holes, and the gophers themselves were everywhere.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • An important rumor had spread among the tents and gopher-holes, and, one after another, the citizens visited the saloon, took the barkeeper mysteriously aside, and, with faces denoting the greatest concern, whispered earnestly to him.

    Romance of California Life

  • They ain't satisfied till they drive every gentleman out of the darned gopher-holes they call their

    Susy, a story of the Plains

  • The defenders had three heavy guns dismounted during the day, yet suffered little loss in men, for long before this nearly the whole garrison had accustomed themselves to take refuge in their caves and "gopher-holes" at the first sound of Union cannon, and to await its cessation as a signal to return to their posts at the parapet.

    History of the Nineteenth Army Corps


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