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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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Mrs Dowse said: "We thought it was a joke at first.
Mrs Dowse said it took several minutes to sit the girls at their tables and take their orders.
As the Sunday Mirror exclusively revealed last April Tristan was adopted by Dowse and his Azeri wife, Lala, in July 2001.
But just 18 months later, after Tristan had been a full member of the wealthy Dowse family living in Jakarta, Indonesia, Joe abandoned him in an orphanage outside the city.
The Irish Attorney General took legal action against the Dowses for abandoning him.
The Dowses were ordered to pay an immediate lump sum of EUR20,000 to Tristan and a lump sum of EUR25,000 when he reached 18.
The Dowses could even be made to shell out for university if Tristan ever goes to college.
ABANDONED tot Tristan Dowse has been SNATCHED from his orphange by child protection workers, the Irish Sunday Mirror can reveal.
The Dowses are suspected of buying baby Tristan from the women who had paid his natural mum, promising to provide him with a loving home.
Tristan Dowse, who is an Irish citizen, was adopted by Wicklow couple Joe and Lala Dowse at two months old.
It means he could even be deported, as despite being left in the country by the Dowses they are still legally his parents - and he is still their son.