(Goose"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) See Angler.
(Goose"foot`) n. (Bot.) A genus of herbs (Chenopodium) mostly annual weeds; pigweed.
(Goos"er*y) n.; pl. Gooseries
1. A place for keeping geese.
2. The characteristics or actions of a goose; silliness.
The finical goosery of your neat sermon actor.Milton.
(Goose"wing`) n. (Naut.) One of the clews or lower corners of a course or a topsail when
the middle part or the rest of the sail is furled.
(Goose"winged`) a. (Naut.) (a) Having a "goosewing." (b) Said of a fore-and-aft rigged
vessel with foresail set on one side and mainsail on the other; wing and wing.
(Goos"ish), a. Like a goose; foolish. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Goost) n. Ghost; spirit. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Goot) n. A goat. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Go"-out`) n. A sluice in embankments against the sea, for letting out the land waters, when the
tide is out. [Written also gowt.]
(Go"pher) n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See Gauffer.] (Zoöl.)
1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the
family Geomyidæ; called also pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
The name was originally given by French settlers to many burrowing rodents, from their honeycombing
2. One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridæ; as, the
gray gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher (S. tridecemlineatus); called also striped
prairie squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile. See Spermophile.
3. A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows.
4. A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern United States.
Gopher drift (Mining), an irregular prospecting drift, following or seeking the ore without regard to
regular grade or section. Raymond.
(Go"pher wood`) [Heb. gopher.] A species of wood used in the construction of Noah's
ark. Gen. vi. 14.
(||Go*rac"co) n. A paste prepared from tobacco, and smoked in hookahs in Western India.
(Go"ral) n. (Zoöl.) An Indian goat antelope resembling the chamois.
(Go"ra*my) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Gourami.
(Gor"-bel`lied) a. Bog- bellied. [Obs.]