dowse

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Noun[edit]

dowse (plural dowses)

  1. A blow on the face.

Verb[edit]

dowse (third-person singular simple present dowses, present participle dowsing, simple past and past participle dowsed)

  1. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
  2. To beat or thrash.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  3. To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.

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