(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enchased (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Enchasing.] [F. enchsser; pref. en- (L. in) + chsse 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.
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Enchased with a wanton ivy twine.
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An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased,
The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced.
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2. To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case.
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With golden letters . . . well enchased.
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3. To delineate or describe, as by writing. [Obs.]
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All which . . . for to enchase,
Him needeth sure a golden pen, I ween.
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