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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • noun in Ancient Rome A small box for holding incense
  • noun in Ancient Rome A small sacrificial altar

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