Dowse (?), v. t. [Cf. 1st Douse.]

1.

To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.

2. [Cf. OD. doesen to strike, Norw. dusa to break.]

To beat or thrash.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

 

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Dowse, v. i.

To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.

Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully for more than a hundred wells. Eng. Cyc.

 

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Dowse, n.

A blow on the face.

[Low]

Colman.

 

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