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homer

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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
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Etymology 1

From Hebrew חֹמֶר (ḥómer).

Noun

Singular
homer

Plural
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homer ({{{1}}})
  1. (Biblical Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten baths, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Ezekiel, 45:11,
      The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses,
      Head up! For every newbegotten thou shalt gather thy homer of ripe wheat.

Etymology 2

From home.

Noun

Singular
homer

Plural
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  1. (baseball) A four-base hit; a home run
    The first baseman hit a homer to lead off the ninth.
  2. A homing pigeon
    Each of the pigeon fanciers released a homer at the same time.
  3. (sports) a person who is so devoted to his favorite teams that he refuses to criticize them, especially when they are playing poorly
    Joe is such a homer that he would never boo the Hometown Hobos, even if they are in last place in the league.

Verb

Infinitive
to homer

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to homer (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (baseball) To get a four-base hit; to get a home run
    The Sultan of Swat homered 714 times.

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