from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An incense-burner, small and of simple form.
  • n. One of a class of small pottery vessels, such as are found in prehistoric graves. Their use is unknown.


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  • The false god has been placed upon the altar, the temple all shining with gems and gold has been built around him, the incense-cup is already swinging; nothing will now turn the idolater from her worship, nothing short of a miracle.

    The Three Clerks


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