divining rod

divining rod
n. rod for detecting and searching for mineral and underground water, dowsing rod

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • divining rod — noun Date: 1751 a forked rod believed to indicate the presence of water or minerals especially by dipping downward when held over a vein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Divining — Di*vin ing, a. That divines; for divining. [1913 Webster] {Divining rod}, a rod, commonly of witch hazel, with forked branches, used by those who claim to be able to discover water or metals under ground by sensing them through such a rod. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dowsing rod — noun Date: 1691 divining rod …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Dowser — Dows er, n. 1. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. One who uses the dowser or divining rod. Eng. Cyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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