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AnWulf commented on the word rekels
Sounds like reekel. Shares the same root as reek.
from OE recels
(a) Incense, frankincense; ~ fat OE recels-fæt, a vessel for incense; a censer, thurible;
(b) the smoke or aroma of incense; ~ smoke;
(c) med. frankincense used in ointments, etc.; bastard ~, an inferior grade of incense; flour (poudre) of ~, ~ dust; fresh ~, whit ~, a superior grade of incense.
September 6, 2011
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