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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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