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.
Q: Stephen Chase and Ken Werner both sent us pictures of snakes encased in ice and asked: How does this happen?
The hatchling is considered the most complete fossil yet to be discovered encased in Burmese amber.
Once the protein has been encased in silica it can be stored or transported without refrigeration before the silica coat can be removed chemically, leaving the proteins unaffected.
duct bank sections include approx 6,600 lf of 15 way- 6 plus 4 way 4 conduits encased in concrete, approx 13,800 lf of 4 way- 4 conduit encased in concrete, and various shorter sections of 15 way- 6 , 4 way-6 , 2 way- 6 , 6 way-4 and 2 way-4 conduits encased in concrete.
The device was found encased in rock on Seaton Carew beach by a Hartlepool Council worker at 9.50am yesterday morning.
The label stays safely encased in silicone and does not contact interior flows.
It entails adding to the reservoir of a carpet cleaning machine a water soluble product that contains liquid carpet cleaner comprised of a super wetting agent encased in a water soluble polymer, adding water to the reservoir of the carpet cleaning machine prior to or after adding the water soluble product and operating the carpet cleaning machine.
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 new module is encased in a thin-profile housing with no external cables.
The building is encased in a rose-colored brick with expansive windows and balconies, offering great views of the city.