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  • adj. Attributive form of incense boat, noun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel, frequently of a boat-like shape (that is, with a hollow, rounded oblong body rising at the ends), used to hold incense for transfer to the censer or thurible.

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Examples

  • This was a little golden incense-boat full of little greenish grains of gum, which he laid on the table before the Infant Jesus.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • The incense-boat is the vessel containing the incense for immediate use.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Behind the cardinal follows an acolyte with the censer and incense-boat and another with the holy water and the aspersorio, and behind these again two prelates with a Missal and a candle.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • Behind the cardinal follows an acolyte with the censer and incense-boat and another with the holy water and the aspersorio, and behind these again two prelates with

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • Hola! ma cherie, I wish to leave with you my gold-work, my velvet, my silk, my feather bed, my incense-boat, my ewer, my naping linen, and all the rest of it.

    The White Company

  • Four -- an incense-boat, a ewer of silver, a gold buckle and a cope worked in pearls.

    The White Company

  • Holà! ma chérie, I wish to leave with you my gold-work, my velvet, my silk, my feather bed, my incense-boat, my ewer, my naping linen, and all the rest of it.

    The White Company

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