gopher wood


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gopher wood

n
(Bible) the wood used in the construction of Noah's ark, thought to be a type of cypress (Genesis 6:14)
[from Hebrew gōpher]
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* Stinking cedars are also called gopher wood. But "gopher" has little to do with burrowing animals.
Crucially, Two By Two defies its own flimsy set-up without obvious reason, such as inviting a family of three giraffes into the ark, while only allowing one member of other species to apparently board the gargantuan gopher wood vessel.
Where farce took over, however, was during angel Ashley Walters' instructions: "You are to build an ark made of gopher wood, layered for strength, covered with pitch inside and out.
In fact, Anne - in a Biblical illusion - hyperbolically calls for getting out the gopher wood, the material from which Noah built his ark.
The Bible says Noah used "gopher wood" when he built the original, but scholars disagree on what that is, so Huibers used "creative licence," both with the material and the design.