In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Until recently Kerry was best known in the district as a wood turner and water diviner.
- In the search for water farmers used water diviners.
- Originally from Ballygar Co. Galway he worked as a well boring contractor and water diviner.
- Similarly, a Public Works official reported that, ‘At present time I do not think there is a Division in the Cape that has not its water diviner.’
- Farming a small parcel of land Tom made a big name for himself as a water diviner with his services in big demand throughout the county.
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