Definitions for "Sconce"
A protection for a light; a lantern or cased support for a candle; hence, a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick.
Hence, the circular tube, with a brim, in a candlestick, into which the candle is inserted.
A candlestick with a screen hung from a wall.
Keywords:  mulct, poll, fine, tax
A poll tax; a mulct or fine.
To mulct; to fine.
A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.
A Sconce is a small protective fortification, such as an earthwork often placed on a mound as a defensive work for artillery. Images of England: Sconce It was used primarily in Northern Europe from the late Middle Ages until the 19th century.
Keywords:  squinch
A squinch.
A hut for protection and shelter; a stall.
firescreen; shelter against the weather
cover, protective shell.
Keywords:  stronghold, forbidding
a forbidding stronghold
Keywords:  insconce, imprison, shut
To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce.
A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet.
Fig.: The head; the skull; also, brains; sense; discretion.
Keywords:  floe, fragment, ice
A fragment of a floe of ice.
Keywords:  shelf, seat, fixed
A fixed seat or shelf.
Decorative window hardware with a hole in the middle for curtains.