sconce

[ US /ˈskɑns/ ]
[ UK /skˈɒns/ ]
NOUN
  1. a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light
  2. a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
  3. a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate
  4. a candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce
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How To Use sconce In A Sentence

  • She also outlined another misconception that could explain the suspicion research nurses often encounter among other nurses.
  • It is a commonly held misconception, due to the informal traditions of electronic communication, that e-mails carry less weight than letters on headed notepaper.
  • Dalmius nursed the invigorating fire-drink from a horn-flask, ensconced in leather, e'en as his thin hands trembled.
  • Clara looked momentarily disconcerted but wasn't about to concede defeat after upbraiding Nicholas a moment before.
  • IT'S a little disconcerting to walk into a hotel room and find a quintet of young men all wearing slap which is far more expertly applied than your own.
  • That might have been crass, but the film is peppered with jarring references and disconcerting parallels to current events.
  • Nick was comfortably ensconced in front of the TV set.
  • She is now happily ensconced in a new relationship. Times, Sunday Times
  • looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted
  • Sure, he ensconced his old girlfriend Wendy Linka out there.
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