"sconce" Definition

  1. the head; judgment, sense.—_Dutch._
  2. to fine. Used by Dons as well as undergrads. The Dons fined or SCONCED for small offences; _e.g._, five shillings for wearing a coloured coat in hall at dinner-time. Among undergrads a pun, or an oath, or an indecent remark, was SCONCED by the head of the table. If the offender could, however, floor the tankard of beer which he was SCONCED, he could retort on his SCONCER to the extent of twice the amount he was SCONCED in.—_Oxford University._

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Position in the dictionary: 2985 of 4022 slang words.
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