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Sconcing seems to have been the penalty for offences very various in degree.

Sconce; to chaff, banter, make game of:—'None of your sconcing.'

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "candlestick with a screen," a shortening of Old French esconse "lantern, hiding place," from Medieval Latin sconsa, from Latin absconsa, fem. past participle of abscondere "to hide" (see abscond). Meaning "metal bracket-candlestick fastened to a wall" is recorded from mid-15c.

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