water witching
noun see water witch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • water witching — noun : the act of dowsing for water * * * the supposed discovering of subterranean streams by means of a divining rod. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * water witching noun Dowsing • • • Main Entry: ↑water * * * water witching, the practice of dowsing …   Useful english dictionary

  • water witching — wa′ter witch ing n. the search for or discovery of underground water sources by means of a divining rod • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • water witching — the supposed discovering of subterranean streams by means of a divining rod. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • water-witching — …   Useful english dictionary

  • water witch — Synonyms and related words: Comus, Faust, conjurer, diabolist, diviner, divining rod, doodlebug, dowser, dowsing, dowsing rod, miracle worker, necromancer, sorcerer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist, theurgist, wand, warlock, water witching, witching,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • witching — Synonyms and related words: Circean, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, bewitchment, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come hither, coquettish, delightful, divining rod …   Moby Thesaurus

  • water witch — (also water witcher) noun US a water diviner. Derivatives water witching noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • water witch — noun Date: 1817 one who dowses for water • water witching noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water witch — 1. Also, water witcher. a person skilled at water witching; dowser. 2. a witch believed to haunt lakes, ponds, etc. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • water-witch — /waw teuhr wich , wot euhr /, v.i. to practice water witching; work as a water witch. * * * …   Universalium

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