dowse dowse  /ˈdaʊs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
  2. (v) wet thoroughly
  3. (v) use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
  4. (v) slacken
  5. (v) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

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Usage(s):

  • Sunbathing tourists in Greece watch a helicopter collect seawater to dowse the wildfires burning in the Athenian suburbs.

News

  • Other attractions near the Nebraska National ForestStory last updated at 11:12 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 1998

    Dowse sod house: This attraction, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is along the Middle Loup River about four miles southwest of Comstock. William Ryan Dowse built the house in 1900 from blocks of heavy earth matted by bluestem grass. The walls are about 2 feet thick. The house is open anytime, and no admission is charged. For more information on a tour, call Eleanor Dowse at ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

Quotes

  • "Those of us who lived through this holocaust saw with our own eyes gangs of thugs being brought in trucks and let loose to burn gurudwaras, Sikh-owned taxis and shops, and to dowse hapless men with kerosene," author Kushwant Singh, recalled...
    on Aug 9, 2005 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Sify

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