enchase

enchase

[en-cheys]
verb (used with object), enchased, enchasing.
1.
to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
2.
to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French enchasser to case in, equivalent to en- en-1 + -chasser, derivative of chasse case2

enchaser, noun
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enchase (ɪnˈtʃeɪs)
 
vb
(tr) a less common word for chase
 
[C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en-1 + cassecase²]
 
en'chaser
 
n

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