Joss paper

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1.Gold and silver paper burned by the Chinese, in the form of coins or ingots, in worship and at funerals.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A student who sent 'ghost money' and bloody clothes to the Hong Kong trade office told police Saturday (August 10) that he had not meant to threaten staff, only to issue a friendly reminder.
The place is crowded with people saying their prayers while lighting joss sticks, leaving offerings of jade orchid blossoms, throwing sheng bei, and donating ghost money to a variety of ancient gods in order to receive good fortune.
Read more: The never-ending story of Germany's ghost money
Instead, the payments, referred to in a New York Times report as "ghost money", helped prop up warlords and corrupt officials, deepening Afghan popular mistrust of the Kabul government and its foreign backers, thereby helping drive the insurgency.
"We called it ghost money", Khalil Roman, who served as Karzai's chief of staff from 2002 until 2005, was quoted as saying by the Times.
The so-called "ghost money" was meant to buy influence for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but instead fuelled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington's exit strategy from Afghanistan, the newspaper quoted U.S.
Strutting on a catwalk in front of a screaming and cheering audience, the "little monsters", as Lady Gaga fondly calls her fans, displayed costumes that ranged from a meat-themed bikini to a dress made from "ghost money".
Bookmakers expressed dismay at the false five-point plunge because it gave punters the impression a gamble was under way, encouraging them to follow ghost money.
The sprawling matrix at the center of Ghost Money floats against a patchy field of silver-gray; an interzone of noncolor inflected by non-forms that also echoes the hauntological construction of the specter; that which exists only as a twilit half-presence.
It's no accident that the first poem in her first book (Ghost Money), "Spell for the Manufacture & Use of a Magic Carpet," is an ars poetica as incantation.
Their latest title showcases the collected verse of Lynda Hull (author of 'Ghost Money', 'Star Ledger', 'The Only World', and who was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry).
The scene was a Taoist temple in Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan,and the notes were no ordinary currency,but ghost money,burned to ensure the dead have enough to live on and grant good fortune to their living relatives.