inchase

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Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ chase

Verb[edit]

inchase (third-person singular simple present inchases, present participle inchasing, simple past and past participle inchased)

  1. Archaic form of enchase.
    • a. 1722, Matthew Prior, “Nelly’s Picture. A Song”, in H. Bunker Wright, Monroe K. Spears, editors, The Literary Works of Matthew Prior, volume I, Second edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1971, page 688:
      Her breath like a rose,
      It’s sweets does disclose,
      Whenever you ravish a kiss;
      Like iv’ry inchas’d,
      Her teeth are well plac’d,
      An exquisite beauty she is.

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