EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAND
A second and a third time the Ethiopian touched him with his wand, and spoke in whispers.
I looked at the impassive face of the spokesman with the wand.
Then he must take the wand and swing it over the water three times, in a circle.
Or the Master of the Wand may burn incense before the wand in the cabin.
But has your nobleness any serious objection to my carrying a wand?
You can't wave a wand over Ireland, and say 'Let there be light!'
We seem to be touched by a wand which makes us dance and run about happily, like children.
Every body knows the secret of Circé's wand, which changed men into beasts.
That night in Warwick Gardens, it had been like the touch of some evil magician's wand.
Take a chair,” said the fairy, “and I will ring for the wand of speech.
c.1200, from Old Norse vondr "rod, switch," (cf. Gothic wandus "rod," Middle Swedish vander), from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn," see wind (v.)). The notion is of a bending, flexible stick. Cf. cognate Old Norse veggr, Old English wag "wall," Old Saxon, Dutch wand, Old High German want, German Wand "wall," originally "wickerwork for making walls," or "wall made of wattle-work" (an insight into early Germanic domestic architecture). Magic wand is attested from c.1400 and shows the etymological sense of "suppleness" already had been lost.