incense-burner love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stand, vase, etc., upon or in which to burn incense.

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Examples

  • Remember that joke -- What did the transvestite say to the Pope when he came down the aisle with his incense-burner?

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  • In front is a stone table decorated with a bronze incense-burner, a vase with lotus blossoms and leaves in brass, and

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The low altar, on which were lilies and lighted candles, was draped in blue and silver, and on the high altar, draped in crimson and cloth of gold, there was nothing but a closed shrine, an incense-burner, and a vase of lotuses.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • On a step of the altar a much-contorted devil was crouching uneasily, for he was subjugated and, by a grim irony, made to carry a massive incense-burner on his shoulders.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Huneefa stirred in her sleep, and Hurree Babu jumped nervously to the copper incense-burner, all black and discoloured in morning-light, rubbed

    Kim

  • Khamudi lit an incense-burner and heated some small balls of opium.

    The War of the Crowns

  • The eldest son -- a boy of fourteen, dressed in red, and wearing a leather belt embroidered with blue, and a fez-bag fastened thereto to match, whose head had evidently had its weekly shave that afternoon -- lit a lamp underneath a little incense-burner, filling it with sticks of sweet-scented wood, till an odoriferous blue smoke rose from it.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • A thin trail of blue smoke hung in the air, and Esther discerned its source in a small incense-burner, a golden Buddha, resting cross-legged between trees of jade and amethyst on a table near the fireplace.

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  • Their greatest relish is to repair temples, and to put up images to the spirits; so to-morrow, I'll make a subscription and collect a few donations for you, and you can then act as incense-burner.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • This boat was fairly comfortable from a Chinese point of view, having benches on either side of the cabin and a kind of platform at the back, with a small, low table thereon bearing the customary incense-burner, containing fragrant joss-sticks, and also on this occasion a small

    Life and sport in China Second Edition

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