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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sconce.


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  • I added that, when I first went up to Oxford, a frock-coat and tall hat were imperative in walking out; that a "cut-away" coat, as it was called, would have been "sconced" in Hall; that men even kept their boating-dresses at King's or Hall's, changing there; that a blazer in the High would have drawn a crowd.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • In the pamphlet it is "sconced"; that very common old word for fined or mulcted.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • In the old days a young chef with ambitions to write their own menu would have raised £1.5m to launch something gilded and marbled and sconced.

    Restaurant review: Pitt Cue Co

  • What was once an elegant foyer now served as a lobby, complete with bannistered staircase, sconced walls, and chandeliered ceiling.

    Break No Bones

  • Rich was waiting for her in the conference room, a sconced, heavily curtained rectangle softened by floor-to - ceiling bookcases and the Old World cornices and moldings she had had put up.

    Second Skin

  • The long spiraling stair turned round and round with very little visible in any direction but below, where a few chimneyed candles, sconced torches or hung lanterns flared along the central shaft, doing more for acrophobia than absolute blackness might, I suppose.

    Blood of Amber

  • Inside, the public rooms were sumptuously decorated in the florid style of old Venice with arching, beamed ceilings, sconced walls covered with opulent moire silks, and lush color everywhere - the wholly Venetian shades of blue, green, yellow and burnt orange.

    The Kaisho

  • Inside was a wainscoted rough-raftered taproom, fronds strewn on its clay floor, dimly lit by sconced candles and the flames on the hearth.

    Hokas Pokas

  • Vast, durable, the light from the iron-sconced lanterns flung up against the curved structure of the towers that gave the house its name.

    A Girl Possessed

  • Above were sconced torches for night illumination.

    The Rebel Worlds


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