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Definition: Sconce

Not as tasty as scones but also available in seemingly infinite varieties, sconces are electric light or candle fixtures that are mounted on a wall, rather than hung from the ceiling. Sconces are generally placed about three-quarters of the way up a wall, and depending on the shape of the fixture, the light can be projected upwards, downwards, or outwards.


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jesse3000 jesse3000 9 years
I will be adding a few of these or similar in my bathrooms soon.
naughtymonkey01 naughtymonkey01 9 years
Huh I wondered what they were called. I wonder if they would look good without the fireplace
nomerz nomerz 9 years
I always used to say scone until I became HGTV-obsessed. Sk-on-sez ... right?
ashmelissa ashmelissa 9 years
I work in lighting and should make one very important note... sconce is not to be confused with scone, which is a baked good. It always drove me nuts when a client would ask for a scone for her fireplace (etc..) End of Rant ;)
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