from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practises rhabdomancy, or uses the divining-rod to discover water; a bletonist.
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-- Professor Ray Lankester, having recently expressed some doubts of the alleged powers of a boy "water-finder."
'The water-finder will also predict the quality of the water, and so prevent you from wasting labour on a brackish spring.
[Sidenote: On Water-finders.] 'Your Greatness tells us that a water-finder has come to Rome from