dowser dowser

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
  2. (n) forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil

Usage(s):

  1. A dowser who is worth his salt can avoid such hostile spots without magical assistance.
  2. In the dowser lexicon, doodlebugs are a special breed diviners for oil.
  3. Pointed at the suspect like a dowser's divining rod, the weapon works on two simple principles: speed and pressure.

News

  • El Paso County woman is homemaker of the year

    Barbara Payne of Rush is a Colorado Homemaker of the year. She's not exactly what the title conjures up to some folks - a dainty soul in a frilly apron serving homemade jam and biscuits. It's true that she does make great biscuits and is even more famous for making the most beautiful party cakes ever seen in these parts, neighbors say. But she's also a water witch or dowser, as they are also ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

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