Definition of divining rod in English:

divining rod


  • A stick or rod used for dowsing.

    • ‘As TV loses its appeal among younger men, advertisers are using divining rods to follow the money.’
    • ‘Our instrument is a divining rod, which should bend when placed over water.’
    • ‘So I hopped off at the next stop and I got off and hoped my inner divining rod would lead me to the seminar.’
    • ‘In addition, there has always been the use of the divining rod.’
    • ‘Was Dick Clark a talent-revealing genius, a master divining rod constantly pointing toward rock music success?’
    • ‘D' Aloisio had used his divining rods to locate what he believed was a chain and nine-foot anchor, possibly from the fabled wreck itself.’
    • ‘Can psychologists learn from these divining rods to train less-sensitive people?’
    • ‘By representing his figure with a broad forehead, Powers gave her the sensitivity requisite to respond to the promptings of a divining rod.’
    • ‘With her eyes closed, the Holy Knight waved her hand around like a divining rod until it stopped in midair.’
    • ‘The camera becomes a divining rod searching for the flow of emotion under the skin.’
    • ‘In a moment of inspiration I decided to make one last search for the camera, using my divining rods.’
    • ‘It's something that our guys are aware of, that if we want to continue to play that's going to be the divining rod.’
    • ‘Much more art than science, it uses a divining rod - maybe a forked hazel twig or a similar device - held horizontally in both hands.’
    • ‘Like tiny divining rods, these drugs hunt down only diseased cells, avoiding the shotgun approach of past chemotherapies.’
    • ‘Practice the ancient art of Dowsing with divining rods and the pendulum.’
    • ‘We used divining rods (a forked hazel branch, generally - or coat hangers cut and bent just right) for finding water.’
    • ‘As I sat in my alfresco office whittling away at a divining rod, a beaten up old truck screeched to a halt.’
    • ‘Kushner doesn't use a divining rod to find his plays - he admits he's susceptible to just about anything.’
    • ‘Its wood is often fashioned into divining rods and in the case of horses, it is advisable for the rider to carry a whip made out of rowan.’
    • ‘The old man was holding a divining rod and was waving it all about him.’


divining rod

/dəˈvīniNG ˌräd/