scone vs sconce : Common Errors in English

About scone vs sconce

If you fling a jam-covered biscuit at the wall and it sticks, the result may be a “wall scone”; but if you are describing a wall-mounted light fixture, the word you want is sconce.

scone Meaning(s)

  • (n) small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle

sconce Meaning(s)

  • (n) a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
  • (n) a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate
  • (n) a candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce
  • (n) a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light

scone in News

  1. Scones fresh from the oven at infini-tea

    Lorrie Ferguson pours some tea at infini-tea in Antioch, to savor with scones her husband just made. (Sheryl DeVore)
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Lake County Journal

  2. Woman Attacks Teen With Pliers, Drags Victim Into Street In Burbank

    Some people like to settle disputes over a cup of tea and an almond scone. However, others prefer to battle it out under the stars for all the neighbors to see, as was the case with two women in Burbank. [ more › ]
    on June 7, 2013 Source: LAist

sconce in News

  • LED Sconce Luminaire delivers 875 lm, 85 CRI, and 3000K CCT.

    Used as accent, wall wash, or pathway light, Tube features cylindrical profile and Dark Sky Friendly design with LED directional light source that prevents light pollution from spill around or up from luminaire. This 18 W, dimmable sconce, constructed of aluminum with etched glass lens, is engineered with integral driver and replaceable LED modules. Wet listed for outdoor applications, luminaire ...
    on June 28, 2013 Source: ThomasNet

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