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Case, vb., 1) to put in a case, to cover: “you must c. me in leather,” Err. II, 1, 85. “like a cunning instrument --d up,” R2 I, 3, 163. Hence == to mask: “c. ye, c. ye; on with your vizards,” H4A II, 2, 55. “with faces fit for masks, or rather fairer than those for preservation --d,” Cymb. V, 3, 22. -- Used of the eyelids inclosing the eyes: “her eyes as jewellike and --d as richly.” Per. V, 1, 112. (cf. Discase and Uncase == undress).
Metaphorically, == to surround, to cover: “as broad and general as the --ing air,” Mcb. III, 4, 23. And == to hide: “if thou wouldst not entomb thyself alive and c. thy reputation in thy tent,” Troil. III, 3, 187. “thou mayst hold a serpent by the tongue, a --d lion by the mortal paw,” John III, 1, 259, i. e. a lion hid in his cave (M. Edd. chafed!).
2) to skin, to flay: “we'll make you some sport with the fox ere we c. him,” All's III, 6, 111.
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