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Pronunciation: [sˈɛnsəz] (IPA)

Censers, also known as thuribles, are devices used for burning incense in various religious and cultural contexts. They have been used for centuries and come in various shapes, sizes and materials. Some synonyms of censers include sensorium, perfumatory, incensory and thymiaterion. All these terms refer to objects designed for the burning of incense. They are usually made of metal, ceramic, or sometimes even glass, and can be embellished with intricate designs and patterns. The use of censers has been an integral part of many religious rituals, believed to carry spiritual and practical benefits alike.

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Usage examples for Censers

But the remarkable incidents doomed to attend upon this burial, were not yet at an end; for at the time when they were laying the corpse in the sarcophagus, and were bending it with some force, which they were compelled to do, in consequence of the coffin having been made too short, the body, which was extremely corpulent, burst, and so intolerable a stench issued from the grave, that all the perfumes which arose from all the censers of the priests and acolytes were of no avail; and the rites were concluded in haste, and the assembly, struck with horror, returned to their homes.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)"
Dawson Turner
They also made many things for the use of the temple-candlesticks, and spoons, and censers all of pure gold, and there was also a golden altar and a golden table.
"Child's Story of the Bible"
Mary A. Lathbury
Three or four acolytes bearing censers, a group of mourners, a tall and stately nun in gray robes and veil walking magnificently, and moving her lips in prayer; then a group of people; then a priest with book in hand saying aloud the prayers for the dead; then the black box, the coffin, carried on a bier by men, the motley crowd uncovering as the majesty passes; and the boys follow, chanting, "The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armor against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings."
"Manners and Social Usages"
Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood

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  • In each of the cathedral churches there was a bishop, or an archbishop of fools, elected; and in the churches immediately dependent upon the papal see a pope of fools. These mock pontiffs had usually a proper suit of ecclesiastics who attended upon them, and assisted at the divine service, most of them attired in ridiculous dresses resembling pantomimical players and buffoons; they were accompanied by large crowds of the laity, some being disguised with masks of a monstrous fashion, and others having their faces smutted; in one instance to frighten the beholders, and in the other to excite their laughter: and some, again, assuming the habits of females, practised all the wanton airs of the loosest and most abandoned of the sex. During the divine service this motley crowd were not contended with singing of indecent songs in the choir, but some of them ate, and drank, and played at dice upon the altar, by the side of the priest who celebrated the mass. After the service they put filth into the censers, and ran about the church, leaping, dancing, laughing, singing, breaking obscene jests, and exposing themselves in the most unseemly attitudes with shameless impudence. Another part of these ridiculous ceremonies was, to shave the precentor of fools upon a stage erected before the church, in the presence of the populace; and during the operation, he amused them with lewd and vulgar discourses, accompanied by actions equally reprehensible. The bishop, or the pope of fools, performed the divine service habited in the pontifical garments, and gave his benediction to the people before they quitted the church. He was afterwards seated in an open carriage, and drawn about to the different parts of the town, attended by a large train of ecclesiastics and laymen promiscuously mingled together; and many of the most profligate of the latter assumed clerical habits in order to give their impious fooleries the greater effect; they had also with them carts filled with ordure, which they threw occasionally upon the populace assembled to see the procession. These spectacles were always exhibited at Christmas-time, or near to it, but not confined to one particular day.
    Joseph Strutt

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