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 for Enchase
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
     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.     --Spenser.
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              An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased,
              The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced. --Mickle.
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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. --Spenser.
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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. --Spenser.
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