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Sconce

n.1.A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.
2.A hut for protection and shelter; a stall.
One that . . . must raise a sconce by the highway and sell switches.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet.
I must get a sconce for my head.
- Shak.
4.Fig.: The head; the skull; also, brains; sense; discretion.
To knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel.
- Shak.
5.A poll tax; a mulct or fine.
6.A protection for a light; a lantern or cased support for a candle; hence, a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick.
7.Hence, the circular tube, with a brim, in a candlestick, into which the candle is inserted.
8.(Arch.) A squinch.
9.A fragment of a floe of ice.
10.A fixed seat or shelf.
v. t.1.To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce.
[imp. & p. p. Sconced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sconcing.]
Immure him, sconce him, barricade him in 't.
- Marston.
2.To mulct; to fine.
Noun1.sconce - a candlestick with a flat side to be hung on the wall
2.sconce - a forbidding stronghold
Synonyms: redoubt
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