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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Odours, Religion
frankincensefrank‧in‧cense /ˈfræŋkənsens/ noun [uncountable]  CORRa substance that is burnt to give a sweet smell, especially at religious ceremonies
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frankincenseThe poem is deliberately unconventional: no mention of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.On another level, frankincense, the most commonly used incense in churches, has the ability to deepen the breathing.For her massage, she chose a blend of frankincense, rose and cedarwood.For meditation, yoga or for a philosophical discussion, try a blend of frankincense, myrrh and cedarwood.The smell of frankincense wafted over us as it had at the monasteries.As he smelled the smouldering frankincense, he would imagine his own body inflamed and his soul soaring from it like smoke.The question then became how the frankincense got to the Middle East.Woods and resins are a good match too: frankincense with cedarwood is a classic.
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