(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Ensconce: To be safe within a sconse (small castle or fort); to place or be placed in a sconce (a wall mounted candle holder); to establish or settle firmly or comfortably; to place in safety or in hiding
So, @TheSupercargo’s passed over his short list, but with less than an hour to tweet, I think a simple list is the best solution. Here we go
RT @ariandalen Ah, Mistress Ensconce: she’ll install you in a secure place. #artwiculate
(One of 4 tweets by @ariandalen on my long list)
RT @dsceiorg Collective Nouns: A memory of empty summer cottages; A porous of chewed entrance holes; An ensconce of raccoons #artwiculate
RT @Elixir_V Winter blizzard swirling shards of ice/ To ensconce in your heart/ Snow Queen’s kiss #haiku #artwiculate
RT @Gardencomet Wouldn’t you know Artwiculate would have a delightful word when I was anything BUT ensconce d with the internet?
RT @helacious Ensconce philosophy within a joke; you’ll get it, if you get it.
(And another three by @helacious on the long list.)
RT @hollyrocket Uncomfortable being looked at/Yearning to be seen/Ensconce~d in a paradox
(Isn’t that a painfully accurate description of teenage?)
RT @JonPowles I like jam and cream ensconce.
(Several people went down that route, but @JonPowles’s was the first I saw and the simplest.)
RT @marcosarroyos The Ford Ensconce is a great looking car, but it’s hell to get out of the garage.
RT @mazpowles Speed seduction: from askance to ensconce in under 30 minutes.
(Almost went with @mazpowles other tweet “there’s still the washing up”, but this was wittier.)
RT @PittCWO Opponents of women’s rights SAY they want to ensconce women and put them on a pedestal of femininity. Unrealistic, and SUPER condescending.
[Later investigation suggests this was one of those tweets we occasionally find indexed that are not meant as contributions to the game, but which fit in so perfectly nevertheless.]
RT @pn8r The moth thought it had chanced upon a comfy hammock. “Ensconce yourself, my tasty morsel…” whispered the spider.
RT @runheidi Ensconce-d in glass towers, they’ll take your last dime. They’ll cheat and they’ll steal but they’ll never do time. #artwiculat
RT @SJHatzi Ensconced in a cocoon of youth, the chrysalis thought she were so cool. Yet, it’s when she grew older & matured, that she flew
“thought she WAS so cool” perhaps, Silia? (Bloody English teacher.)
[You are supposed to understand that Silia is thinking “Bloody English teacher.” about me. You get that, don’t you? :-)]
RT @Tralala56 What’s the best yoga position in which to feel ensconced? The squat!
RT @Twilobite22 Major Ensconce slipped into his fatigues, lodged behind his desk and settled into his new job – instilling his new battle plan.
RT @Wifsie RIP: My Lady Ensconce – She won’t be thinking out of the box. #artwiculate
And it was purely the luck of the alphabet that had me start with Mistress Ensconce and finish with My Lady.
Only 16 today; sorry about that. I will try to do better in future. Greetings to newcomers to the round-up @PittCWO & @Elixir_V only I think
Fare-thee-well, fair Artwiculati. Passing you back through the looking-glass to @TheSupercargo.
PS: @TheSupercargo has “new twitter”, but I don’t . Where’s the justice?!
[PPS: @TSupercargo now has “new twitter” too!]
Artwiculate is a game played on Twitter. Visit http://artwiculate.com for more information. The winning tweet and the most popular runners up for today’s word are listed at http://www.artwiculate.com/words/Ensconce (And, for addicts, donâ€™t forget Salon ArtWois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )