ensconce

[en-skons]
verb (used with object), ensconced, ensconcing.
1.
to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
2.
to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.

Origin:
1580–90; en-1 + sconce2

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ensconce (ɪnˈskɒns)
 
vb
1.  to establish or settle firmly or comfortably: ensconced in a chair
2.  to place in safety; hide
 
[C16: see en-1, sconce²]

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ensconce
1580s, "to cover with a fort," from en- "make, put in" + sconce "small fortification, shelter," probably from Du. schans "earthwork." Related: Ensconced.
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Example sentences
She was now the mother of nine-year-old twin girls, so ensconced in her adopted
  city that she had a lilting British accent.
She ensconced herself in an armchair.
The cake is now ensconced on its throne and fully decorated.
Both seem happily ensconced, accepted by their colleagues and their neighbors.
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