Incension

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incension The act of kindling, or the state of being kindled or on fire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Three Wise Men of the East brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus. Frankincense is a gum resin used as a base for incense. Myrrh, also a gum resin, was valued as a perfume and unguent used in embalming.
    • n incension The act of kindling or setting on fire, or the state of being exposed to the action of fire.
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.”
  • Robert Browning
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    “Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incensio,. See Incense to inflame

Usage

In literature:

Why should he refuse to inhale an incense so pure, so genuine?
"Jacqueline, Complete" by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
Yet is incensed against her for preferring her own relations to him.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Stung with mortification and more incensed against Robert than ever, Halbert hastened home.
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger
Attend, O Master of Incense.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
And there came out a fire from the Lord, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
"The Gospel of the Pentateuch" by Charles Kingsley
Then Coiat carried the censer with incense to Sartach, who took it in his hand, examining it narrowly.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
He had, like most Frenchmen, an inordinate vanity, and loved incense from all ranks and conditions.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
Some blood-gorged Moloch, enthroned on human hecatombs, and snuffing carnage for incense?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Some blood-gorged Moloch, enthroned on human hecatombs, and snuffing carnage for incense?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The incense is full fragrant.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
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In poetry:

God of love, whose truth and grace
Reach unbounded as the skies,
Hear thy creature's feeble praise,
Let my ev'ning sacrifice
Mount as incense to thy throne,
On the merits of thy Son.
"God of Love" by Augustus Montague Toplady
To love he lights the ode of vocal fire,
And yearns in song o’er freedom’s sacred throes,
Or pours a pious incense from his lyre,
Wherever o’er the grave a martyre-glory glows.
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur
I enter—all is simply fair,
Nor incense-clouds, nor carven throne
But in the fragrant morning air
A gentle lady sits alone;
My mother—ah! whom should I see
Within, save ever only thee?
"The Shrine" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Altars once flaming, still with incense fragrant,
Passion's uneasy nurslings rocked asleep,
Hope's anchor faster, wild desire less vagrant,
Life's flow less noisy, but the stream how deep!
"The Iron Gate" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Tub God of the ocean is worshipp'd at sea,
In the anthem of winds, and their chorus of glee,
The foam of the wave is the off'ring of love,
And the spray is the incense that sparkles above.
"The Ocean's God" by William Crafts
And angels shall look down,
Through incense rising from my godly deeds.
Approving gleam those eyes of tender brown;
Sure on a brow that bleeds,
The thorns should change to a more glorious crown.
"Motives" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Whoopi Goldberg ' Incensed ' by Reaction to Ann Romney's 'The View' Appearance (Video).
Democratic lawmakers incensed over misleading Kansas chamber mailing on unemployment.
" Incensed " Featuring Poet David Lehman.
Washington State's Leach incensed with receivers.
WSU's Leach incensed with 'fragile little' receivers.
Amazon users incensed at Sandusky's book 'Touched'.
Incensed ' Moynihan Fights BofA Critics in Letter Campaign.
Paul Krugman, incensed and insistent about our economic ills.
"I am incensed when I paint," she says.
Most intriguing was a black incense burner, depicting a man wearing a distinctive headdress, marked by a trefoil shape on its forehead like the tassel of a jester 's cap.
You've probably heard by now that TMZ is showing a video of Miley Cyrus getting tuned up on the legal too-hip-for-the-room 'incense' called SALVIA (No stoner, that's not saliva, it's SALVIA).
"I am incensed," Mayor Douglas Gunn responded on Saturday when the census figure of 15,700 for San Diego was mentioned.
After all, the space itself is decked in fresh flowers and filled with the scent of incense wafting from the adjoining meditation room and library.
Incense burned in the corner, and floor-to-ceiling windows framed the Hudson River, which glinted under a pale winter sky.
A US District Court judge in Virginia has ruled that a Virginia company infringed on Lorillard Tobacco's trademark by marketing a "spice" or herbal incense called "Newprot.
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In science:

It should be noticed that N and k-domain random vector has nothing to do with the r-spectrum except for a global incensement/decrement if r (cid:54)= k .
On the Information of the Second Moments Between Random Variables Using Mutually Unbiased Bases
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