I just read this word in a First Things article and had no idea what in meant. Now it will probably appear in the next three things I read, as always seems to happen.
thurible (thŏŏr'ə-bəl) n.
A censer used in certain ecclesiastical ceremonies or liturgies.
"In truth, though, confronted by such enormous suffering, Christians have less to fear from the piercing dialectic of the village atheist than they do from the earnestness of certain believers, and from the clouds of cloying incense wafting upward from the open thuribles of their hearts." (Tsunami and Theodicy http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/)