Immuring
Immure Im*mure", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Immured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Immuring}.] [Pref. im- in + mure: cf. F. emmurer.] 1. To wall around; to surround with walls. [Obs.] --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate. [1913 Webster]

Those tender babes Whom envy hath immured within your walls. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This huge convex of fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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