Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I will now relate some of my experiences of the efficacy of the divining rod.

After a cold and snowy night it needed a divining rod to find it.

Instantly the tug of the divining rod was felt by the new hands.

He said he'd use it for a divining rod when he wanted to find a little spring.

The superstition of the divining rod prevailed only a century and a half ago.

Probably the divining rod was to be employed, as in a case cited by Scott.

"Why, it must have been a divining rod—a second rod of Moses," said I, laughing.

The divining rod is held in the hand so that the curvature is inclined outward.

A Cornish lady informs me that the Cornish miners to this day use the divining rod.

It is just like the story of the man who came here last year with the divining rod.