ensconce (v.) Look up ensconce at Dictionary.com
1580s, "to cover with a fort," from en- (1) "make, put in" + sconce "small fortification, shelter," perhaps via French, probably from Dutch schans "earthwork" (compare Middle High German schanze "bundle of sticks"), of uncertain origin. Hence, "to fix firmly, settle" (1590s). Related: Ensconced.