Enchasing
Enchase En*chase", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enchasing}.] [F. ench[^a]sser; pref. en- (L. in) + ch[^a]sse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st {Case}, and cf. {Chase}, {Encase}, {Incase}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Enchased with a wanton ivy twine. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased, The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced. --Mickle. [1913 Webster]

2. To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case. [1913 Webster]

With golden letters . . . well enchased. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To delineate or describe, as by writing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

All which . . . for to enchase, Him needeth sure a golden pen, I ween. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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