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divining rod

noun
1.
a rod, especially a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposed to be useful in locating underground water, metal deposits, etc.
Also called dowsing rod.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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British Dictionary definitions for divining rod

divining rod

noun
1.
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
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