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  • v. Present participle of incase.


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  • And Cocky, only a few ounces in weight, less than half a pound, a tiny framework of fragile bone covered with a handful of feathers and incasing a heart that was as big in pluck as any heart on the


  • The only problem was developing a technique for incasing the truisms in the cookie.

    Yadda, Yadda, Yaddo

  • Shield - Carried in defence and displaying the Knights heraldic blazon, by the 15th century these were getting smaller and smaller as the armor became more incasing until they disappeared altogether.

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  • It consists of strapping the joint by means of long, narrow strips of adhesive plaster incasing it immovably in the normal position.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)

  • When prison air and prison influence have succeeded in incasing a man with the sort of moral hardbake that renders him callous to those feelings which at first so gall the raw spots, he finds himself watching with curiosity the shapings of newcomers.

    Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Fifteen Years in Solitude

  • Impelled by this feeling, he must have selected ideas from his former experience (bug -- crawling thing; basket -- incasing thing), which seemed of value in interpreting the unknown presentation.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • Towards the centre of the room stood her piano, an instrument of finest tone, whose incasing you would not be likely to admire or observe.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • In 1867 Mr. W.H. Smith patented a method of preserving timber, by incasing it in vitrified earthenware pipes, and filling the space between the timber and the pipe with a grouting of hydraulic cement.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885

  • There was an entirely new hauteur incasing Miss Kirk, who upon her entrance wound into an attitude.


  • Be it granted me to regard these accidental rags of lawn or wool or silk I find adherent, these hardly less transitory hands and feet, this hardly more durable incasing occipital, not as a worm incarcerate, but with the detachment and uplift of the incipient butterfly.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers


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