- (now uncommon) Alternative form of
1727, John Ray, The wisdom of God manifested in the works of the Creation, page 225:
- Vesalius (saith he) and others, make it a Peculiarity to Man, that the Pericardium, or Bag that incloses the Heart, should be fastned to the Diaphragm.
1776, J. Justamond, A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, translation of original by Abbé Resnal:
- From the stock, as well as from the branches, rises a jonquil flower, the pistil of which contains the husk which incloses the fruit.
1898, Walter Tennyson Swingle, The grain smuts: how they are caused and how to prevent them:
- The spores of the covered smut are often retained till harvest by a thin membrane inclosing the smutted kernel and chaff, while the naked smut is usually all blown away long before harvest.