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case vb. (3 used in cookery parlance till about 1800)
1. to encase Err. II. i. 85, R2 I. iii. 163 “like a cunning instrument cas'd up” ; in transferred uses akin to those of CASE sb.21, 1H4 II. ii. 58 “Case ye, ye; on with your vizards,” Cym. V. iii. 22, Per. V. i. 112 “her eyes as jewel-like, And c-'d as richly.”
2. to enclose, shut up, surround John III. i. 259 “A cased lion (chafed†),” Troil. III. iii. 187 “case thy reputation in thy tent,” Mac. III. iv. 23 “the casing air.”
3. to skin All'sW. III. vi. 110. Cf. CASE sb.2 1 (iv).
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