from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who claims to be able to find underground water by means of a divining rod; a dowser.
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- n. The dabchick.
- n. The stormy petrel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The dabchick.
- The stormy petrel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A witch who dwells in the water; a water-nixy.
- n. A person who pretends to have the power of discovering subterranean springs by means of a divining-rod.
- n. One of several water-birds noted for their quickness in diving, as a kind of duck, the buffle-headed duck, Clangula or Bucephala albeola, and especially various species of grebes or didappers, as the horned grebe, Podicipes cornur tus, or the pied-billed dabchick, Podilymbus podicipes. See cuts under buffle, grebe, and Tachybaptes.
- n. The stormy petrel, or Mother Carey's chicken. See cut under petrel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
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