divining rod

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Synonyms for divining rod

forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil

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Mike," a cardboard box outfitted with two dowsing rods, who accompanied the experimenters during the trials.
By the 17th and 18th centuries the dowsing rod was found in lists of "essential scientific instruments" and had gathered a considerable documentary background.
The photo above shows the proper way to hold the dowsing rod.
Photo: (1--Color) Equipped with dowsing rods and thermometers, a group in search of the paranormal turns its attention to a bed in the Alexandria Hotel.
For millennia, humans have scouted for underground aquifers and other natural resources with the help of dowsing rods.
3) There is no consensus as to why dowsing rods move.
The experiment was designed to investigate how dowsing rods move with changes in electrical conductivity.
In the first phase of the investigation we found that dowsing rods moved in a predictable pattern.
Why dowsing rods move has been attributed to everything from psychic powers to natural physical forces.
It is difficult to generate serious investigations into why (or if) dowsing rods actually move.
The dowsing rods align themselves perpendicular to the equipotential surface.
The dowsing rods respond to any large change in conductivity be it buried metallic objects, resistive ceramics and plastics or natural features.
Hand-held dowsing rods have applications beyond looking for potable water.
With copper dowsing rods, they methodically began to work their way through the flat checking that the previous dowsing had cleared the negative lines.
The lowest and highest of the frequencies of the imprint gave the same phase of dowsing reaction, namely an anti-clockwise rotation of the pendulum or the coming together of dowsing rods.