Usage examples for encase

  1. Like Rabelais, he can use the pencil to greater ends under cover of the motley, and encase bitter truths with the gilt of a printed jest. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  2. The native ladies frequently almost encase themselves in cloth or silk. – Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. by Dr. John Scudder
  3. Angelo cut a stout cloth to encase each of her feet, and bound them in it. – Vittoria, v4 by George Meredith
  4. A highly intelligent race of beings wouldn't encase their developing young in mud, would they? – Stamped Caution by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  5. The masklike expression would steal over her face, her pride would encase her spirit in the deep reserve he himself had found so hard to penetrate, and he could see her withdrawing more and more from all, until at last- Ah! – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  6. The trousers conquered in combat, Pape essayed to don the stiff- bosomed shirt which, according to the diagram pinned on the wall picturing a conventional gentleman ready for an evening out, must encase his chest. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  7. A gold chain encircles her portly neck, with a gold watch thereto attached; gold rings upon her fingers, in one of which sparkles a brilliant diamond; gold earrings, gold brooch, kid gloves bursting from the fatness of the fingers they encase. – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  8. She nodded weakly, and, assured that she could hold herself at the valve, it was the work of only a minute to encase her in one of the protective coverings. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  9. The youth rose and began to encase his bulky frame in a great pilot- cloth coat, each button of which might have done duty as an afternoon tea- saucer. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. In both cases there are, on one hand, real impressions made upon the organs of sense, and upon the other memories which encase themselves in the impression and profit by its vitality to return again to life. – Dreams by Henri Bergson
  11. From kiosk- type columns behind each seat, pairs of body- molded crash pads snapped into place to encase both troopers in their seats, their bodies cushioned and locked into place. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  12. The zooecium is a cage in which the polypide is enclosed, but it is a living cage, differing from the shell of a snail or the tubes in which many worms encase themselves in being part of the animal itself. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  13. The inheritors constantly seek to define the city's forms, encase its society, limit its opportunities, transform its young activities into inheritable institutions; while the young and ardent adventurers who come with no other baggage than their portmanteaux of audacity and sublime disdain, are constantly firing it with their inflaming enthusiasm, purifying it with their new health, forcing the doors of reluctant sets, storming its giant privileges, modernizing its laws, vitalizing its arts, capturing its financial hierarchies, opposing to the solidifying force of attempted systems their liberating corrective of opportunity and individualism. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  14. She came in robes of green, the likeness of the leaf That the pomegranate's flower doth in the bud encase. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  15. The darkness did appear to possess a physical resistance, and as the minutes lengthened it seemed to encase all the suffering the room had ever harboured. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp