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Related to dowser: divining rod, Water witching


1. A person who uses a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.
2. A divining rod.


(ˈdaʊ zər)

1. Also called dows′ing rod`. divining rod.
2. a person skilled in its use.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowser - someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
2.dowser - forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oildowser - 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"


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So Baker fashioned his own dowser with some cardboard, gaffers tape, paint poles and a pair of freshmen with strong shoulders.
The main things learned were that the question must be clear at the outset and the dowser must understand what message his or her tools are giving back.
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From speaking to the boys and Dowser they felt it was a penalty.
Some people swear by having the well location "witched" by a dowser, but scientific studies have shown no increase in success rate.
Energy testing revealed georadiation stress, so an experienced dowser examined the man's bed location, shifting it to a neutral undisturbed location.
When the radiesthesist is localizing a target on the map of a territory, the "connection" between the radiesthetic rod or the pendulum and the target is not physical but semantic (linked by the symbolic map that the dowser sees; Levin, 1999).
These characters--the castrato, the steeplejack, and the father who has lost a daughter--represent a much wider range of other orphans of modernity: a disgruntled piano tuner's wife who gets revenge on a neglectful husband, a school bus driver who is haunted by an accident with a train in which schoolchildren died, a young deer hunter who can never forget his father's suicide, a troubled dowser whose father died by water in a hurricane, a shoeshine man who never speaks but who writes of a single poignant moment of fantasized romance with "the lady with the Spanish boots" (90).
If you were to look closer you would see that he was considered a "sensitive" of some kind, a dowser in the world of strategic thought.
A psychic and a dowser who specialise in locating animals have also become involved.
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