divining rod


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di·vin·ing rod

(dĭ-vī′nĭng)
n.
A forked branch or stick that is believed to indicate subterranean water or minerals by bending downward when held over a source.

divining rod

n
(Mining & Quarrying) a rod, usually a forked hazel twig, said to move or dip when held over ground in which water, metal, etc, is to be found. Also called: dowsing rod

divin′ing rod`


n.
a rod, esp. a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposedly useful in locating underground water or metal deposits. Also called dowser.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divining rod - forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oildivining rod - forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
Translations
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divining rod

[dɪˈvaɪnɪŋrɒd] Nvarilla f de zahorí

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References in classic literature ?
As the doctor had given much of his mind to these matters he charged himself with all the necessary preparations, and, as the quarter of the moon was propitious, he undertook to have the divining rod ready by a certain night.
3] A divining rod is a rod used by those who pretend to discover water or metals underground.
In the meantime the wonderful divining rod, that great key to nature's secrets, was duly prepared.
The lantern was now held by Wolfert Webber, while the doctor produced the divining rod.
I learned, that, when he was past creeping out of bed to open it, and past assuring himself of its safety by means of the divining rod I had seen him use, he had required to have it placed on the chair at the bed-side, where he had ever since embraced it, night and day.
Marc and Janice Mondavi, Co-Proprietors of CK Mondavi & Family wines personally unveiled Mondavi's newest Divining Rod selections, donating all wines featured throughout the night.
Setting hard early fractions, he fought off pace rival Mr Z and then had little difficulty repelling challenges from Divining Rod and his Baffert-trained stablemate Dortmund on the far turn.
Baudiagramm, 12 Pendel, 8 Ruten (Building Diagram, 12 Pendulums, 8 Rods), 2014, was created for the Bregenz show in collaboration with Michael Berbig, Austria's most renowned master of the divining rod.
Traditionally, the most common divining rod was a Y-shaped hazel branch.
and moving shape the fork of a divining rod, her body
Sarah Barnaby is the new head at Causton Comp but will she also display the same divining rod for murder as the previous Mrs B?
The outcome would crash the Internet and render sat nav about as reliable as navigation by divining rod.