Sconcing
Sconce Sconce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sconced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sconcing}.] 1. To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Immure him, sconce him, barricade him in 't. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

2. To mulct; to fine. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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