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dowsing

dow sing

  • n  searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
  • v  wet thoroughly
  • v  use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
  • v  slacken
  • v  cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

  • On that spot, according to the ancient art of "divining," "dowsing" or "water-witching," the rural landowner should sink his well.
  • So did thousands of capitalists dowsing for new markets and investments in this promising territory.
  • Every once in a while the worker saunters to the creek for a cool dowsing.
News & Articles

  • Officials agree to disagree on dowsing
    Staff photo by Neil Abeles • Atlanta water department employees Larry Benamin, left, is dowsing, that is, trying to find water and its direction of flow using, in this case, a piece of wire. Mike Burns, in the ditch looking, may need any help he can get.
    July 3, 2013 - Texarkana Gazette

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