sconce, skons, n. the part of a candlestick for the candle: a hanging candlestick with a mirror to reflect the light: a lantern.
She cleared the sconce and took down the flitches that hung from the rannel-tree to dry.
Jean or Pierre, if “nobbled” upon the sconce, would rave about the affront put upon his honour.
He placed the candle in a sconce on the wall, and then turned to the three.
Marie gave him the candle, and with clumsy touch he fitted it to the sconce while she led her prisoners to the fire.
The shutters were closed, and the sconce on the table had two lighted candles.
Then, there is another thing about sconce that I don't like, gentlemen.
sconce; to chaff, banter, make game of:—'None of your sconcing.'
He sat bolt upright and looked sharply round the room; the candles burned steadily in the sconce near the door.
On the shelf (as I could see by looking in) was a tallow candle in a sconce.
late 14c., "candlestick with a screen," a shortening of Old French esconse "lantern, hiding place," from Medieval Latin sconsa, from Latin absconsa, fem. past participle of abscondere "to hide" (see abscond). Meaning "metal bracket-candlestick fastened to a wall" is recorded from mid-15c.