3. A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet.
I must get a sconce for my head.Shak.
4. Fig.: The head; the skull; also, brains; sense; discretion. [Colloq.]
To knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel.Shak.
5. A poll tax; a mulct or fine. Johnson.
6. [OF. esconse a dark lantern, properly, a hiding place. See Etymol. above.] A protection for a light; a
lantern or cased support for a candle; hence, a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick.
Tapers put into lanterns or sconces of several- colored, oiled paper, that the wind might not annoy them.Evelyn.
Golden sconces hang not on the walls.Dryden.
7. Hence, the circular tube, with a brim, in a candlestick, into which the candle is inserted.
8. (Arch.) A squinch.
9. A fragment of a floe of ice. Kane.
10. [Perhaps a different word.] A fixed seat or shelf. [Prov. Eng.]
(Sconce), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sconced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sconcing.]
1. To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce. [Obs.]
Immure him, sconce him, barricade him in 't.Marston.
2. To mulct; to fine. [Obs.] Milton.
(Scon"cheon) n. (Arch.) A squinch.
(Scone) n. A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal. [Written variously,
scon, skone, skon, etc.] [Scot.] Burns.
(Scoop) n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. schüppe,
and also to E. shove. See Shovel.]
1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
2. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a
flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.
3. (Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
4. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.J. R. Drake.
5. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
6. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.