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- n. A small box for holding incense
- n. A small sacrificial altar
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity: A box or casket used to hold the incense which was thrown upon the altar during sacrifices. A small portable altar on which incense was burned, especially at funeral ceremonies.
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