Definition of Dowsing rod

1. Noun. Forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil.

Exact synonyms: Divining Rod, Dowser, Water Finder, Waterfinder
Generic synonyms: Stick
Derivative terms: Dowse



Definition of Dowsing rod

1. Noun. Alternative name for a divining rod ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowsing Rod

dowresses
dowries
dowry
dowryless
dows
dowsabel
dowsabels
dowse
dowsed
dowser
dowsers
dowses
dowset
dowsets
dowsing
dowsing rod (current term)
dowsing rods
dowsings
dowst
dowsts
dowt
dowts
dowve
dowves
dox
dox-sl
doxacurium
doxacurium chloride
doxanthrine
doxapram

Literary usage of Dowsing rod

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1. Underground Life, Or, Mines and Miners by Louis Simonin, Henry William Bristow (1869)
"The divining wand or dowsing rod.—The adepts.—The alchemists.—The Egyptian and Etruscan diviners. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1889)
"Why, you look almost as though you were a secret worshipper of the ' dowsing-rod ' yourself ! " Germaine, in genuine misery, balanced himself heavily on one ..."

3. The Playbook of Metals: Including Personal Narratives of Visits to Coal by John Henry Pepper (1861)
"... is marked by the sword in an old scabbard, resting against the tree with the wallet and cloak. Fig. 175. The ancient Use of the Divining or dowsing rod. ..."

4. A History of Plymouth by Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt (1873)
"In the course of these visits he first became acquainted with the supposed wonderful properties of the " Divining Rod," or '• dowsing rod," as it was called ..."

5. Observations on the West of England Mining Region: Being an Account of the by Joseph Henry Collins (1912)
"... or " dowsing " rod are other than delusive, although there are many scientific miners who think " there is something in it." In the year 1902 Messrs. ..."

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