encase (something) in (something)

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encase (something) in (something)

To place something in something else, often for protection. My mother encased my medal in glass so that it wouldn't get scratched. Be sure to encase the glassware in bubble wrap before putting it into the box.
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encase someone or something in something

to contain someone or something in something. We encased her broken leg in a splint and raced to the hospital. Sammy encased the butterfly in a glass display box.
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In the city of Ch`ang-an, with its triple rows of glittering walls with their tall towers uprising at intervals, its seven royal palaces all girdled with gardens, its wonderful Yen tower nine stories high, encased in marble, the drum towers and bell towers, the canals and lakes with their floating theatres, dwelt Ming Huang and T`ai Chen.
His tail was encased in a blue silk covering, which was to protect it from the rain.
I see already his muscular calves encased in the gaiters episcopal.
At times it was necessary to ride along with hats covered with mosquito netting, and hands encased in gloves.
One evening on board a Mississippi steamboat, a boy of ten years lay asleep in a berth--a long, slim-legged boy, he was, encased in quite a short shirt; it was the first time he had ever made a trip on a steamboat, and so he was troubled, and scared, and had gone to bed with his head filled with impending snaggings, and explosions, and conflagrations, and sudden death.
Copper pipes connecting the 6,000-gallon fuel tank to an emergency generator were not protected against corrosion, for example by being encased in PVC piping or by other means, Greco said.
The first phase, the above-ground equipment at missile alert facilities, included an EHF antenna encased in a 40,000-pound reinforced steel shelter on top of a 60,000-pound concrete foundation.
LANCASTER - People can sip lattes, listen to blues music and watch plays by a Nobel Prize winner depicting a woman buried up to her neck in dirt and actors encased in giant vases.
The STA presented Silverstein with a piece of rebar from Ground Zero encased in a clear acrylic block and engraved with the words "Never Forget 9-11-01" for his diligence in the rebuilding process.
Jim's friend Jubilee, for example, is one hell of a masking joker who specializes in taming down his murderous resentment and rebutting white supremacy in riotous, anarchic laughter; rejecting the evident hostility encased in white amusement at minstrel antics, Jubilee spits it back in grins and watermelon rinds--until at last he explodes in righteous violence.
5-mile strip of high-intensity stadium lights, backed in Kevlar to keep them from being shot out, their poles encased in metal girders to protect them from arsonists.
In the third solo the arms are encased in heavy sleeves of lead.
The Judicial Cart includes the Polycom VSX 7000 codec encased in 14 gauge steel cabinet with an unbreakable Lexan(R) shield, transparent window and secure, lockable cart.
Running 51 miles, the river is only a hint of the waterway that created Los Angeles, and was encased in concrete as the city sprawled.
The revolutionary Fleetguard technology in the FS20000(TM) system aids the fuel pump in using fuel as a lubricant, as opposed to oil or greases encased in the pump.