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Word Example of - frankincense

    Example Sentences for frankincense

    We pulled off much gum, congealed on the outside of the bark, which smelled like frankincense.

    The tree was the frankincense, or loblolly pine (Pinus toeda).

    For the unlearned, let him send a garland or grains of frankincense.

    Finally, the Arabians brought a thousand talents of frankincense every year.

    His lips are 49 sweet as honey, and his breath is like frankincense.

    The air was cloudy with the breath of frankincense and myrrh.

    It excelled all other birds in beauty of plumage, and fed only on frankincense and sweet gums.

    Opening their treasures they presented to him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

    In the desire to prove to him his mistake, his Mother placed before him a few grains of frankincense, and asked, "What is it?"

    Mahomet had formed their bodies of musk, saffron, amber, and frankincense.

Word Origin & History of - frankincense

    Word Origin & History

    frankincense late 14c., from O.Fr. franc "noble, true" (see frank), in this case probably signifying "of the highest quality" + encens "incense" (q.v.).

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