What does the word incense mean?

Usage examples for incense

  1. Then she drew a deep breath, as though the greasy- smelling steam that wavered up towards her nostrils were the sweetest of incense. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. The odor of burning hemp did not offend their nostrils; rather, was more grateful than the most subtle incense from the freedom promised in its fumes. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  3. They have also the habit of cutting out shallow, dish- like depressions in the heads of such figures, wherein to burn incense. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff