censer censer  /ˈsɛn sər/


  • (n) a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)


  1. From a censer swung by a thurifer, the sweet smoke of incense coiled heavily into the church.
  2. Gorgeous in his robes of silvered silk and wearing a pearl-and-diamond crown, the Patriarch swung his fragrant censer, blessed them all.
  3. While a village priest swung an incense-filled censer, Jackie, Christina and a score of Aristotle Onassis' closest relatives and friends offered prayers in Ari's behalf.


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    Nick Anderson, Lori Aratani, Mark Berman, Aaron Blake, Michelle Boorstein, DeNeen L. Brown, Lynh Bui, Marjorie Censer, Alice Crites, Aaron C. Davis, Mike DeBonis, Paul Farhi, Maggie Fazeli Fard, Peter Finn, Mary Pat Flaherty, Matea Gold, Hamil R. Harris, Tom Hamburger, Dana Hedgpeth, Tom Jackman, Jennifer Jenkins, Jenna Johnson, Justin Jouvenal, Paul Kane, Fredrick Kunkle, Carol D. Leonnig ...
    on September 17, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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