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

divining rod

divining rod

[dɪˈvaɪnɪŋˌrɒd] nbacchetta
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.
He is at one with the universe, a divining rod for righteous souls waiting to be anointed.
For decades Red Herring has been a divining rod for identifying successful start-up companies in their early years.
Short of using a divining rod we abandoned the car, jumped over a bridge and fence, ploughed our way through trees and nettles and followed the sound of other lost ramblers before eventually stumbling on a clearing which housed a 200-year-old set of stairs.
As Missy makes her way into young adulthood, as lackadaisically as God's finger sketched out the geography of her hometown, Washington's presence proves to be the divining rod that leads her to her own true center.
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.