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DOWSER

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 461 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DOWSER and DOWSING (from the Cornish " dowse," M.E. duschen, to strike or fall), one who uses, or the art of using, the dowsing-rod (called " deusing-rod " by John Locke in 1691), or " striking-rod " or divining-rod, for discovering subterranean minerals or water. (See DIVINING-Ron.)
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