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Enchase

Enchase

1. To incase or inclose in a border or rim; to surround with an ornamental casing, as a gem with gold; to encircle; to inclose; to adorn. Enchased with a wanton ivy twine. (Spenser) An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased, The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced. (Mickle)

2. To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case. With golden letters . . . Well enchased. (Spenser)

3. To delineate or describe, as by writing. All which . . . For to enchase, him needeth sure a golden pen, i ween. (Spenser)

Origin: f. Enchasser; pref. En- (L. In) _ chasse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st case, and cf. Chase, Encase, Incase.


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