Ensconcing
Ensconce En*sconce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ensconced}; imp. & p. p. {Ensconcing}.] To cover or shelter, as with a sconce or fort; to place or hide securely; to conceal. [1913 Webster]

She shall not see me: I will ensconce me behind the arras. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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