joss stick

NOUN
  1. a slender stick of incense burned before a joss by the Chinese
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How To Use joss stick In A Sentence

  • Sometimes, one can smell the fragrance of lit joss sticks wafting from the windows.
  • The bedrooms vary from private apartment to monastic simplicity, yet all bear the hallmarks of a considerate host: candles, joss sticks, tea-making facilities and mosquito repellent.
  • As I pass the market stalls of Camden Lock, the heavy smell of joss sticks floats by. LOVE YOU MADLY
  • In one untitled and undated photograph, a group of Buddhist women pray before an altar filled with joss sticks.
  • They lay fruit and gifts at the altar and light joss sticks as the local shaman begins the ceremony.
  • `So,' she said, getting up to light a joss stick on the mantlepiece. FALLEN WOMEN
  • As soon as the Chinese before dining, lights before the ancestor spirit tablet burns a joss stick, burns several paper moneys , for the steaming hot food, then dines.
  • She has the basement flat and it's always got this sour damp smell even though she burns joss sticks all day long.
  • They light the joss sticks from the yellow candles' strong steady flames and place the incense in the sand, the thin white smoke coiling up to the heavens.
  • I seat myself on an old mahogany chair and begin to feel soothed by the sweet, smoky smell of joss stick incense.
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