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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 for more information. The winning tweet and the most popular runners up for today’s word are listed at (And, for addicts, don’t forget Salon ArtWois at )