dowser


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dowser:

see divining roddivining rod
or dowser,
stick used in searching for underground water or minerals. This form of divination is still in common use in many parts of the world. The instrument is typically a forked twig.
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But for their next performance, there was no room in the back of the theater for someone to stand and hold the handmade dowser.
CLEVELAND Retired Men's Association: Members were treated to a demonstration of dowsing by David and Eleanor Burke and two of their students from the British Dowsers Association.
In vain, he extended his arm melodramatically, like a dowser reaching out to the crater, trying to get something, anything from the wreckage before him.
The strange situation may be illustrated as follows: A dowser is able to survey a very large area within a short time, while keeping up to the given goal to find, e.
Once he had been a striker in front of 4,000 people, and some part of that day had found its way under his skin as sure as a tic had done its dowser work.
There are people who have an inexplicable ability to detect subterranean currents of water or (especially in the Alpine countries) crystals and veins of precious ore, and Szeemann was like that--a kind of dowser of artistic energy.
Likewise, when looking for a water well site, the dowser needs to seek "high quality, potable, year-round water sufficient for the needs of this family, etc.
Like the barely perceptible presence of water trapped in an underground place, (8) Aciman suggests that the past remains accessible to memory, which moves back and forth over the surface of our lives, like a dowser seeking the vital fluids that keep who and where we are now, connected to who and where we have been.
This forerunner of Surrealism is a releasing agent, a dowser.
She had been a dowser, but turned away from this sideline when the ovarian cancer was discovered.
I don't know if they're covered by a Dowser Regulation Authority.
It's just too hot,'' said Jackie Dowser, a Tarzana woman who took her 4-year-old son to the public pool at the Reseda Recreation Center.