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Mosesʹ Rod

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So the divining-rod was usually called. The divining-rod was employed to discover water or mineral treasure. In Blackwood’s Magazine (May, 1850) we are told that nobody sinks a well in North Somersetshire without consulting the jowser (as the rod-diviner is called). The Abbé Richard is stated in the Monde to be an extremely expert diviner of water, and amongst others discovered the “Christmas Fountain” on M. de Metternich’s estate, in 1863. In the Quarterly Review (No. 44) we have an account of Lady Noel’s divining skill. (See World of Wonders, pt. ix. p. 283.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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