censer


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  • noun

Synonyms for censer

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

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Rather, the governor appears with his attendant, adorned in all the accoutrements for an official event: the ceremonial dress with quetzal backrack, shell-edged skirt and a special censer for scattering.
Museum officials contacted law enforcement authorities, but the censer wasn't found until 2009, when it was listed for auction in Hong Kong by Sotheby's.
Ceramic censer stands (incensarios) such as this would have supported brazier bowls for burning incense in Maya ceremonies.
The inverted palm-shaped censer bases have been made "artistically," Akhlaqi said.
Popular myth has it that the reason for the swinging censer was to mask the smell of the unwashed pilgrims.
II The censer sways And glowing coals some art have To free what frankincense before held fast Till all the summer of the eastern farms Doth dim the sense, and dream up through the light, As memory, by new-born love corrected With savour such as only new love knoweth- Through swift dim ways the hidden pasts recalleth.
The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; The hare limp'd trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold: Numb were the Beadsman's fingers, while he told His rosary, and while his frosted breath, Like pious incense from a censer old, Seem'd taking flight for heaven, without a death, Past the sweet Virgin's picture, while his prayer he saith.
Then, instead of pleading with the Lord on behalf of the people, "Moses said to Aaron, 'Take the censer, and put fire on it.
A censer with burning incense would be placed underneath each bell and the bishop would then say a prayer that at the sound of the bells, they would put demons to flight, protect the church from storms, and call the faithful to prayer.
As long as I perform the rite And sway the censer and the smoke of my words Rises here.
One Northern celadon censer is the largest in the collection.
In Eastern Christian iconography, he is shown as a young beardless man with a tonsure, wearing a deacon's vestments, and often holding a miniature church building or a censer.
Likewise, the hallucinatory book of Revelations VIII: 3 finds an angel holding a censer in the midst of the four homed altar "and there was given to him much incense.
In this work for students and scholars of media studies, Censer (College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University) uses the DC sniper attacks to examine how media coverage affects unfolding events covered.
At the cathedral, the daily noon Mass for pilgrims includes the spectacle of eight men hoisting the Botafumeiro, the world's largest censer, via a pulley.