Amazingly, incredibly to him, this grown woman appeared about to ensconce herself.
Let us ensconce ourselves in the vestibule of the sanctuary; he will be here anon.
But with apparent obedience she went out—only, however, to ensconce herself immediately behind the door.
Before dawn broke, the first-comers had been able to ensconce themselves under a bank until other boats came up.
It was but the work of a moment to ensconce herself behind its voluminous folds.
At the first sign of dawn the next morning they necessarily issue forth, but ensconce themselves in hiding until broad daylight.
In her determination to ensconce the family type comfortably she is as careless of the single life as nature itself.
He had been driven to ensconce the nest in a corner of his already too-well-filled den.
He had been driven to ensconce the nest in a corner of his already too well-filled den.
If left on the floor, they afford the family dogs, who ensconce themselves therein, a convenient refuge from flies.
1580s, "to cover with a fort," from en- (1) "make, put in" + sconce "small fortification, shelter," perhaps via French, probably from Dutch schans "earthwork" (cf. Middle High German schanze "bundle of sticks"), of uncertain origin. Related: Ensconced.