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Most of these definitions are from the Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1981); the rest are mine.

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      an art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by means of augury or by psychic or mediumistic perception.

    divining rod
      A forked or 'Y' shaped rod, generally of wood, used for dowsing and expected to dip sharply near a searched for object or substance. See dowse.

    to dowse
      to search for something by means of a simple hand-held object which is expected to give a physical movement to indicate when the searched for object or substance is nearby or reached. The most commonly used object for this purpose is a divining rod, a forked or 'Y' shaped rod, generally of wood, expected to dip sharply near the searched for object or substance.

      a person who practices dowsing. See dowse.

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