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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowse  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowse  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowse  \Dowse\,  n. 
  A  blow  on  the  face.  [Low]  --Colman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dowse 
  v  1:  wet  thoroughly  [syn:  {douse}] 
  2:  slacken;  "douse  a  rope"  [syn:  {douse}] 
  3:  cover  with  liquid;  pour  liquid  onto  "souse  water  on  his  hot 
  face"  [syn:  {drench},  {douse},  {soak},  {sop},  {souse}] 




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