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He worships every handsome woman, who will allow herself to be polluted by his incense.

No doubt she could evolve a delicious gum from the mesquite and the incense plant.

His nostrils tasted the incense of fresh earth and growing things.

Every day some new matter was reported to incense her against me.

They spoke to him in a language of love, warm, fragrant as incense.

I have the fragrance of incense in the inmost parts of my being.

They must have become quite saturated with incense; and I am like one of them.

But my tone was respectful, for it could profit me nothing to incense him.

There was sweet singing in this chapel and a fragrant smell of incense.

From day to day all changes, where I burn my incense to my thousand little gods.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French encens "sweet-smelling substance," from Late Latin incensum (nominative incensus) "burnt incense," literally "something burnt," neuter past participle of Latin incendere "set on fire" (see incendiary).

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