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candle scented with frankincense
  an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
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  • candle scented with frankincense
  • essential oil of frankincense
  • As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
    Mat 2:11 (NET)
  • Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, ..."
    Exodus 30:34 (NIV)

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  • The newborn Krishna was presented with gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The Turks use it in cooking, and also carry it to Mecca, for the same purpose that frankincense is carried to St. Peter’s in Rome.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Those of the Elder Race were particularly fond of frankincense, but it gave him a headache.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • High overhead, from the left and right sides of the ceiling, hung two incensor cables-lines used for swinging frankincense vessels above the congregation.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The scent of frankincense hung in the air of the chancel.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden

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  • And there was ordained an horse bier; and so with an hundred torches ever brenning about the corpse of the queen, and ever Sir Launcelot with his eight fellows went about the horse bier, singing and reading many an holy orison, and frankincense upon the corpse incensed.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • The side doors of the Cathedral burst open and out came a procession of priests and nuns and acolytes, clacking their censers, sending up the fragrance of myrrh and frankincense the three kings had brought over with them from the Orient.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The glories of Mary held his soul captive: spikenard and myrrh and frankincense, symbolizing her royal lineage, her emblems, the late-flowering plant and late-blossoming tree, symbolizing the age-long gradual growth of her cultus among men.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The priests with curly beards swung pots of frankincense on chains and never smiled at babies the way they did on usual Sundays.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one’s passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences…
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • She smelled frankincense, which every household threw onto the charcoal stove.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He didn’t have any frankincense, so sage, which grew in abundance in the surrounding mountains, would have to do.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • For they too are gatherers of fruit and frankincense, and that which they bring, though fashioned of dreams, is raiment and food for your soul.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • 3:6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
    The Bible  --  Song of Solomon
  • And there was ordained an horse bier; and so with an hundred torches ever brenning about the corpse of the queen, and ever Sir Launcelot with his eight fellows went about the horse bier, singing and reading many an holy orison, and frankincense upon the corpse incensed.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • We saw and worshipped him, and gave him presents—Melchior, gold; Gaspar, frankincense; and I, myrrh.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • 30:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: 30:35 And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: 30:36 And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
    The Bible  --  Exodus
  • "Frankincense," I repeated.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • The tube light had been painted orange, creating a womblike interior, exaggerated by the frankincense smoking on the charcoal brazier.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "Why is Frankincense such a good name, Agape?" Charity asked, the feigned sweetness with which she had named me diminishing as fast as you could say "Day by Day" or Godspell.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • 4:6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
    The Bible  --  Song of Solomon
  • The Andy Church would be empty and the Andy Bishop would wait in his funny Andy Bishop clothes, swinging Frankincense in a silver pot.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • I liked her body on mine and I liked the faint scent of charcoal and the frankincense that permeated her clothes.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "Where’s Frankincense?" I asked, suddenly realizing what a ridiculous thing that was to say; it had been well over a year since the church retreat.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • And frankincense and something else—the scent of fresh blood.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In a little while they arose, and, returning to the camels, brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and laid them before the child, abating nothing of their worshipful speeches; of which no part is given, for the thoughtful know that the pure worship of the pure heart was then what it is now, and has always been, an inspired song.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The magician recognized the heavy, cloying scent as soon as he stepped into the house: it was frankincense, the rare and incredibly expensive aromatic gum from the Middle East, used in ancient times in Egypt and Greece and as far to the east as China.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • She smelled of wet cat and frankincense; Dee felt a sneeze building at the back of his nose.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Tilahoun singing "Tizita," the cocoonlike atmosphere, and the frankincense brought memories bubbling to the surface.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • 4:13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, 4:14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: 4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
    The Bible  --  Song of Solomon
  • "Old Frankincense didn’t turn out too good, or well, or whatever, did he?" I shook my head, wondering who corrected his English often enough that he had formed the habit of catching his own mistakes.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • "You are Frankincense," she said, pointing to R.W. "And Merle is Myrrh.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
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