sconce

Part of speech: noun

The head.

Part of speech: noun

A helmet.

Part of speech: noun

A shelter; bulwark; fort.

Part of speech: noun

An ornamental bracket for holding a light.

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Usage examples "sconce":

  1. Must I goe shew them my vnbarb'd Sconce? - "Coriolanus", Shakespeare, William.
  2. Seraphina's unstirring head was lighted strongly by a two- branched sconce on the wall; and when I stood by her side, not even the shadow of the eyelashes on her cheek trembled. - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.
  3. A triple candle- sconce of Egyptian design on the chimney- piece recalled the vast spaces of the desert and Montriveau's long wanderings; a huge sphinx- claw stood out beneath the folds of stuff at the bed- foot; and just beyond, a green curtain with a black and scarlet border was suspended by large rings from a spear handle above a door near one corner of the room. - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.