enchase (enchases, present participle enchasing; past and past participle enchased)

  1. To set (a gemstone etc.) into.
  2. (figuratively) To be a setting for.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen, I.xii:
      My ragged rimes are all too rude and bace, / Her heauenly lineaments for to enchace.
  3. To decorate with jewels, or with inlaid ornament.
  4. To cut or carve, as with a weapon.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso, XII, lvii:
      They took their swords again, and each enchas'd / Deep wounds in the soft flesh of his strong foe.

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