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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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