divining


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divining

[də′vīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
An unscientific method for searching for subsurface water or minerals by means of a divining rod. Also known as dowsing.
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Divining The Body: Reclaim The Holiness Of Your Physical Self by award-winning author Jan Phillips is a spiritual self-help guide especially for women.
Abstract: Lance van Sittert, "The Supernatural State: Water Divining and the Cape Underground Water Rush, 1891-1910"
That report has stirred the curiosity of many scientists who have regarded divining as parlor trickery or subconsciously prompted muscle movements.