2. Adjective. Settled comfortably. ¹
3. Verb. (past of ensconce) ¹
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Definition of Ensconced
1. ensconce [v] - See also: ensconce
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Literary usage of Ensconced
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... ere Zeus espied, ensconced him there, Perch'd on a lofty fir, that tallest grew On Ida, piercing through earth's mists to heav'n. There couch'd he, ..."
2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"... ensconced in a sunny corner among rocks ; Robert Reid's "Autumn," a barefooted and bareheaded country girl, laden with goldenrod and asters against, ..."
3. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"... and Mr. Perker ensconced themselves therein, and drove to Guildhall; Sam Weller, ... ensconced ..."
4. A Private Chapter of the War by George W. Bailey (1880)
"... at the proper time, was ensconced in the safe and novel retreat, in half-undress uniform resting securely on the pallet in one corner of the room while ..."
5. Mountain Wild Flowers of America: A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names by Julia W. Henshaw (1906)
"... ice bound and the rocks are bare, there it is a joy to find this lovely plant snugly ensconced in some tiny cleft that is watered by the melting snows. ..."
6. Greek wit, a collection of smart sayings and anecdotes, tr. from Greek prose by Frederick Apthorp Paley (1881)
"Myrtle " was snugly ensconced under his mantle, put her head out from under his huge beard, and licked his face and whined ; finally (after certain little ..."