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Dowse   Listen
Dowse  v. i.  To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc. "Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully for more than a hundred wells."

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"Dowse" Quotes from Famous Books

... endeavour to pay you, in your own coin. There is no man whose orders I obey more willingly or more to my own advantage; always excepting those of Admiral Oakes, who, being commander-in-chief, overlays us all with his anchor. We must dowse our peaks to his signals, though we can maintain, without mutinying, that the Caesar is as good a boat on or off a wind, as the Plantagenet, the best day Sir Jarvy ...
— The Two Admirals • J. Fenimore Cooper

... visit was the least fortunate of any. The fireman in question, Mark Dowse, Macgregor's chief rival in the village, was a keen Radical, and George found him chuckling over his newspaper, and the defeat of the Tory candidate in a recently decided County Council election. He received his visitor with a surprise which George ...
— Sir George Tressady, Vol. I • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Dowse" :   soothsaying, douse, draggle, wet, soak, sluice, drench, remit, souse, flush, bedraggle, foretelling, fortune telling, divine

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