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"He ensconced himself in the chair"
To place in a secure environment
To settle comfortably
Etymology: “to enter a sconce”.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To cover as with a fort; to secure. Thomas Hanmer
Etymology: from sconce.
I myself sometimes, hiding mine honour in my necessity, am fain to shuffle, to hedge, and to lurch; and yet your rogue will ensconce your rags, your cat-a-mountain looks, your red lettice phrases, your bold bearing oaths under the shelter of your honour. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
She shall not see me: I will ensconce me behind the arras. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
We make trifles of terrours, ensconcing ourselves in seeming knowledge. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.
A sort of error to ensconce
Absurdity and ignorance. Hudibras, p. iii. cant. 3.
This he courageously invaded,
And having enter’d, barricado’d,
Ensconc’d himself as formidable
As could be underneath a table. Hudibras, p. iii. cant. 1.
A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established a permanent residence there, often to colonize the area. A settler who migrates to an area previously uninhabited or sparsely inhabited may be described as a pioneer. Settlers are generally from a sedentary culture, as opposed to nomadic peoples who may move settlements seasonally, within traditional territories. Settlement sometimes relies on dispossession of already established populations within the contested area, and can be a very violent process. Sometimes settlers are backed by governments or large countries. Settlements can prevent native people from continuing their work.
to cover or shelter, as with a sconce or fort; to place or hide securely; to conceal
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-skons′, v.t. to cover or protect as with a sconce or earth-work: to hide safely.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To cover as with a fort.
The numerical value of ensconce in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ensconce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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