sconce

  1. a candlestick with a flat side to be hung on the wall
  2. a forbidding stronghold

SCONCE

A hanging or wall-mounted candle holder usually with a mirror to reflect the light. Missions made their own candles from cattle tallow.

sconce

[n] - a candlestick with a flat side to be hung on the wall
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Sconce

Sconce noun [ Dutch schans , OD. schantse , perhaps from Old French esconse a hiding place, akin to esconser to hide, Latin absconsus , past participle of abscondere . See Abscond , and confer Ensconce , Sconce...
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Sconce

Sconce transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Sconced ; present participle & verbal noun Sconcing .] 1. To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce. [ Obsolete] « Immure him, sconce him, barricade him in ...
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sconce

noun a candlestick with a flat side to be hung on the wall
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Sconce

• (p. p.) A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet. • (p. p.) A fixed seat or shelf. • (p. p.) A poll tax; a mulct or fine. • (v. t.) To mulct; to fine. • (p. p.) A squinch. • (v. t.) To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce. • (p. p.) A hut for protection and shelter; a stall. • (p. p.) A for...
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sconce

wooden or metal bracket affixed to a wall and designed to hold candles, lamps, or other types of illumination. One of the earliest forms of lighting ...
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Sconce

A light fixture fixed on a wall. Commonly sconces are tall and narrow and are often made to hold a candle.
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sconce

a wall-mounted light fixture
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Sconce

The socket for a candle at the top of a candlestick, often with a detatchable nozzle inside it. Also a branched candlestick with an oval or elongated, polished or mirrored, back-plate fixed to a wall.
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Sconce

Sconce was Oxford university slang for a fine imposed for a breach of university discipline. It is now a challenge to an undergraduate to drink a tankard of beer in one draught as a penalty for a minor misdemeanour such as a breach of etiquette.
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Sconce

A sconce is a portective covering for a light, particularly a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick or a circular tube with a brim in a candlestick into which the candle is inserted.
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Sconce

candlestick for wall mounting with reflecting back plate for magnifying light. 17th-18th century.
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Sconce

[fortification] A sconce is a small protective fortification, such as an earthwork often placed on a mound as a defensive work for artillery. It was used primarily in Northern Europe from the late Middle Ages until the 19th century. This type of fortification was common during the English Civil War, and the remains of one such structure can...
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Sconce

[light fixture] A sconce is a type of light fixture affixed to a wall in such a way that it uses only the wall for support, and the light is usually directed upwards, but not always. It does not have a base on the ground. The word applies both to traditional forms of torch lighting, but also to modern gas and electric light sources affixed ...
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sconce

small protective fortification or earthwork
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