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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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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.
A scientist in California recovers her daughteras stolen harp with the help of an Arkansan dowser and an Oakland map, an experience which turns her scientific worldview upside down.
After centering, the healer assesses the patient's chakras and energy field with hand scanning over the body or using assistive devices in a way somewhat comparable to a dowser or divining rod [a rod or stick reportedly useful in finding water, metal, etc.].
In Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Danoz Direct Pty Ltd ('Danoz Direct'), Dowser J noted that s 51A(2) 'places an onus upon the representor at least to lead evidence of [reasonable] grounds.' (81) Dowsett J then referred to the Explanatory Memorandum accompanying the Bill that introduced s 51A, which 'stated that the intention underlying the enactment of s 51A was to place the onus of establishing reasonable grounds upon the relevant representor.' (82) Dowsett J lends limited support to the interpretation given to s 51A(2) by Emmett J in Universal Sports.
By the end of 1982, she tried a dowser for geopathic radiation.
The Munich dowsing experiments, which have been carried out over a period of more than 10 years and are referenced by the author, failed to prove any connection between known physical fields and dowser's predictions.
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.
A better question would be "Does my car have enough gasoline for traveling today?" 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." versus just seeking "water."
These writers honor what Paul Ricoeur called the paradoxical awareness that "time is both what passes and flows away and, on the other hand, what endures and remains." (7) Andre Aciman called this sense that the past stays with us--present within the moment as we live it--"remanence." 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. Whether his greguerias offer genuine insight into the inscape of reality is up to each reader of VERBATIM, each verbatimocrat, to judge.
She had been a dowser, but turned away from this sideline when the ovarian cancer was discovered.