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enchase


en·chase  (n-chs)
tr.v. en·chased, en·chas·ing, en·chas·es
1. To set (a gem, for example).
2. To set with or as if with gems: enchase a brooch.
3. To decorate or ornament by inlaying or engraving.

[Middle English, to engrave, from Old French enchasser, to set gems : en-, in; see en-1 + chasse, case (from Latin capsa, box).]
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