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 for wand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wand \Wand\, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v["o]ndr, akin to
     Dan. vaand, Goth. wandus; perhaps originally, a pliant twig,
     and akin to E. wind to turn.]
     1. A small stick; a rod; a verge.
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              With good smart blows of a wand on his back.
                                                    --Locke.
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     2. Specifically:
        (a) A staff of authority.
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                  Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed
                  rather marks of sovereignty than instruments of
                  punishment.                       --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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        (b) A rod used by conjurers, diviners, magicians, etc.
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                  Picus bore a buckler in his hand;
                  His other waved a long divining wand. --Dryden.
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     Wand of peace (Scots Law), a wand, or staff, carried by the
        messenger of a court, which he breaks when deforced (that
        is, hindered from executing process), as a symbol of the
        deforcement, and protest for remedy of law. --Burrill.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wand
      n 1: a rod used by a magician or water diviner
      2: a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of
         flowers"
      3: a ceremonial or emblematic staff [syn: scepter, sceptre,
         verge, wand]
      4: a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra
         or choir [syn: baton, wand]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "wand":
     Tarnkappe, armory, badge, badge of office, badges, baton, blazonry,
     brassard, button, caduceus, cap and gown, cap of darkness, chain,
     chain of office, class ring, cockade, collar, crook, crosier,
     cross, cross-staff, decoration, divining rod, doodlebug, dowser,
     dowsing, dowsing rod, dress, eagle, emblems, ensigns, fasces,
     fern seed, figurehead, fleur-de-lis, gavel, hammer and sickle,
     heraldry, insignia, lapel pin, livery, mace, magic belt,
     magic carpet, magic ring, magic spectacles, magic wand, mantle,
     markings, medal, merrythought, mortarboard, old school tie, pin,
     portfolio, regalia, ring, rod, rod of office, rose, scepter,
     school ring, seven-league boots, shamrock, sigillography,
     skull and crossbones, sphragistics, staff, swastika, tartan,
     thistle, tie, truncheon, uniform, verge, wand of office,
     water witch, water witching, wish-bringer, wish-giver, wishbone,
     wishing bone, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, witching,
     witching stick
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  WAND
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