water witch
noun Date: 1817 one who dowses for water • water witching noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Water witch — Wa ter witch (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The dabchick. (b) The stormy petrel. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water witch — n. ☆ 1. a person who professes to have the power to find underground water with a divining rod; dowser ☆ 2. any of various diving birds, as certain grebes …   English World dictionary

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

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

  • water witch — wa′ter witch (or witch er) n. a person skilled at water witching; dowser • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — wa′ter witch v. i. cvb to practice water witching …   From formal English to slang

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

  • water witch — /ˈwɔtə wɪtʃ/ (say wawtuh wich) noun US → water diviner. –water witching, noun …   Australian 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

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