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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Enchased  with  a  wanton  ivy  twine.  --Spenser. 
  An  precious  stones,  in  studs  of  gold  enchased,  The 
  shaggy  velvet  of  his  buskins  graced.  --Mickle. 
  2.  To  chase;  to  ornament  by  embossing  or  engraving;  as  to 
  enchase  a  watch  case. 
  With  golden  letters  .  .  .  well  enchased.  --Spenser. 
  3.  To  delineate  or  describe,  as  by  writing.  [Obs.] 
  All  which  .  .  .  for  to  enchase,  Him  needeth  sure  a 
  golden  pen,  I  ween.  --Spenser.