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douse

[dau̇s]
(metallurgy)
To thrust a hot piece of metal into a liquid during the hardening process.
(mining engineering)
To locate and delineate subsurface resources such as water, oil, gas, or minerals.
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In Sri Lanka, for instance, Betz reports that only 27 of the 691 well sites that Schroter dowsed came up "dry"--that is, yielded too little water or water with unacceptable amounts of salt or minerals.