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Definition of "enchase" []

  • To set (a gem, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To set with or as if with gems: enchase a brooch. (verb-transitive)
  • To decorate or ornament by inlaying or engraving. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enchase" in a sentence
  • "And how meanly soever we account of their Mill-stones; yet there they drill them, and enchase them in Rings, which afterward they send to the great Soldane, and have whatsoever they will demaund for them."
  • "We soon left behind the ominous cone of Vesuvius, reported by the best judges to be at present in so unsound a state that nothing can prevent its early fall; sunset left us near the grand precipices of Anacapri, and morning found us with Ustica on our beam, and the semicircle of mountains which enchase the gem of Palermo gradually unfolding their beauties."
  • "Fresh washed in lofty ocean waves, he doth the sky enchase."
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