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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Definitions for ensconce

  1. To settle securely or snugly.
  2. To cover or shelter; hide securely.

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Citations for ensconce
Here, Ryan would ensconce himself in a hammock. Zadie Smith, White Teeth
This did not trouble him, and he was quite content to ensconce himself in a cosy corner... Georgette Heyer, Regency Buck
Origin of ensconce
Ensconce is related to the word for a type of fort that defended a bridge or pass. It came to mean "to settle securely" in the late 1500s.