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gopher

Graduate education A denigrating term for a medical student who is treated as a scut monkey and told to get things for the department through which he or she is rotating at the time. See Rotater, Scut monkey.

gopher

a small burrowing rodent. Called pocket gopher because of its habit of storing food in a cheek pouch. Species are Thomomys talpoides (gray gopher) and Geomys spp. (pocket gopher).
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We have eight staff here at Gofer and 47 on the collection rounds.
My Gofer makes managing even a cluster of regional shows in a short period of time quick and easy," said Rob Deschenes, president and founder of ECI Marketing.
Tools required: Sandbug electric sander; Gofer X ultra compact rechargeable screwdriver; Pincers; Pencil; Power drill with twist and countersink bits and a knife
Now the arch-rebel has insisted the insult was "faccio", a Latin term meaning lackey or gofer, which is pronounced "faggio".
While another gofer said she flips if her coffee is stirred anti-clockwise
Steve Lavin was making slave wages as a gofer for Jim Harrick when the UCLA and Michigan basketball teams last met.
There are the characterisations - John Osborne, the gangland kingpin Kinnear, is malevolently superb as is Ian Hendry as the deadly gofer Eric Paice.
Learn about a field you're interested in by working in it, even if you have to be a low-paid gofer, or even if you have to take an unpaid internship.
Aside from crooning, he was a glorified gofer to Bill's Hollywood pals, producers Harry and Linda Bloodworth Thomason.
He jokingly described his role as "butler, gofer, lover, personal assistant.
Producer Lovullo saw his role as a combination psychologist, scheduler, talent scout, gofer, cajoler, financial officer and troubleshooter.
Scared and out of his depth, he is forced to become a gofer for the Corsican kingpin Cesar (Niels Arestrup), who rules the prison from the inside.