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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dowse.


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  • "I can't hardly walk," said Hank, which was true; but it was also true that Gertie Smith cooked just as good as her husband forged and that prentice boy shod and Hank dowsed, which is to say, with a true knack.

    Prentice Alvin

  • I dowsed myself in cold water, but the plastic razor was blunt and could not cut through my shaggy beard.

    Henry’s Demons

  • I could remember being staked, beheaded, burned alive, dowsed in holy water, and even blown up by blessed charges of C4 by people and things with a much greater desire to see me dead than these fashion victims.


  • My personal favorite is "Paranoia" (2007), a relatively demure piece (compared to the museum scale of his usual works) also dowsed with lemon greens.

    Joshua Elias: Neo Rauch: The Work and the Worked

  • I cleaned it out, dowsed it with betadine and butterflied it myself.

    Can't We All Be Friends?

  • Weapons were being yanked from where they were stacked, fires hissed as they were dowsed, swords were being strapped on, others were being drawn, horses whinnied at the sudden racket.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • I watched the man waltz the two young boys around the same territory, where each one dowsed successfully in the same spot once he added his own touch to the process.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • These werent numbers, statistics; these were lost bodies and souls he dowsed for.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • He read me like a book, dowsed me, and understood what I offered, wanted what I was willing to give.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Even if you have dowsed outside, it is recommended to check inside your home or office for stress lines.

    Making Room for Mr. Right


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