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  • v. Present participle of enclose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of surrounding something with something else, so that it is inside the surrounding object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of enclosing something inside something else

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Examples

  • Dunn, he wrote, had succeeded in enclosing a whole people in glass cases ....

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  • Indeed, not everyone with the Redskins is into the idea of enclosing themselves in the claustrophobic, oxygen-rich tent.

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  • The enclosing is a somewhat troublesome business, but results in much better steaming power, especially in cold weather.

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  • Minkelers tells us how he made his precious discovery: from the very beginning of his experiments he had had the idea of enclosing oil in the barrel of a gun and heating it in a forge.

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  • Such of them as are able-bodied obtain employment without much difficulty, and may not perhaps have much reason to complain of deficiency of the first requisites of life; but the quarter they inhabit is described as enclosing a larger amount of filth, crime, misery, and disease, than could have been supposed to exist in one spot in any civilized country.

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  • Finding himself obliged to build a small cemented wall between the dam of the Gabou and the park of Montegnac along the base of the hill called especially La Correze, Gerard took up the idea of enclosing the whole forest and thus uniting it with the park.

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  • Lisa Cantini Seguin is not keen on the idea of enclosing her father's mural in a false wall.

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  • Entering cyberspace can be a sign of an authentic search for personal encounters with others, provided that attention is paid to avoiding dangers such as enclosing oneself in a sort of parallel existence, or excessive exposure to the virtual world, Pope Benedict wrote.

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  • The Aborigines said the tight security being prepared for Mugabe was a smokescreen by Australian authorities aimed at "enclosing" and preventing him from addressing that country's natives over the land issue.

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