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  • noun Plural form of dowse.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dowse.


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  • Tom Corey of McCook "dowses" for graves because of his interest in genealogy and history, and because of his respect for the lives and sacrifices of his ancestors.

    Archive 2005-05-01 2005

  • Numata dowses for bodies the way others claim to use sticks to find water.

    *The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service — Recommended Series » Manga Worth Reading 2010

  • Makato dowses to find their bodies, and embalmer Keiko handles the corpses they find.

    Underrated Manga: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service » 2008

  • She dowses her hands in olive oil and just starts kneading the dough.

    Za'atar Flatbreads and Spiced Lamb Flatbreads Mercedes 2008

  • She says that she dowses human energy fields to find what she calls “the sickly imbalance.”

    Water Witches Chris Bohjalian 1995

  • Nor did the poor priest forget to add his mite to the general hoard: "I beqweth to the monastery of Seynt Edmund forseid," willed a priest named Place, "my book of the dowses of Holy Scryptur, to ly and remayn in the cloister of the seid monastery as long as yt wyll ther indure."

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages 1911

  • But Sandra explains that she dowses with her pendulum, while counting from one to 100 out loud, and when it begins to circle, that's the exact percentage of energy.

    Home | Mail Online 2010

  • Sandra asks for the address, and dowses (with copper rods) over the floor plans to pinpoint the areas of blocked energy, then draws a map of energy lines that affect the property.

    Home | Mail Online 2010

  • Angel is one of a growing number of new age dowsers who believe that many of the women New Englanders burned three centuries ago as witches were actually practicing dowsers: not water dowsers or, ironically, water witches, but forerunners of many of today’s intangible target dowsers, the breed that dowses for auras and vitamins, noxious rays and radon gas, and the pollutants and pesticides that may lurk in our foods.

    Water Witches Chris Bohjalian 1995


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