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Ensconce   /ɪnskˈɑns/   Listen

(past & past part. ensconced; past & past part. ensconcing)
Fix firmly.  Synonym: settle.

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"Ensconce" Quotes from Famous Books

... and soon she was busy in the difficult task of trying to get the little arms into the sleeves of dress and apron. Meanwhile, the two bedraggled men were on their knees striving with that acme of awkwardness of which only men are capable, to ensconce the little feet in stockings and shoes. The dressing of that child was worthy the brush of Raphael or the smile of angels. At three o'clock in the morning the schoolmaster stepped from the buggy and placed the sleeping baby in the mother's arms, and only the heavenly Father ...
— Reveries of a Schoolmaster • Francis B. Pearson

Words linked to "Ensconce" :   put, position, pose, place, set, lay

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