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sconce



Pronunciation: (skons), [key]
n.
1. a bracket for candles or other lights, placed on a wall, mirror, picture frame, etc.
2. the hole or socket of a candlestick, for holding the candle.

sconce



Pronunciation: (skons), [key]
n., v., sconced, sconc•ing.


n.
1. Fort.a small detached fort or defense work, as to defend a pass, bridge, etc.
2. a protective screen or shelter.

v.t.
1. Fort.to protect with a sconce.
2. Obs.to protect; shelter.

sconce



Pronunciation: (skons), [key]
v., sconced, sconc•ing,
n.


v.t.
(at English universities, esp. formerly) to fine (an undergraduate) for a breach of rules or etiquette.

n.
a fine so imposed.

sconce



Pronunciation: (skons), [key]
n.
1. the head or skull.
2. sense or wit.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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