The sociologist Michael Mann called this process by which wars create larger and more productive societies “caging.”
The rise of large and organized states seems to be a universal response to caging.
To put them in the same aquarium would be like caging up two game roosters.
Which you would like to prove to us by caging ourselves, eh?
We struggled hard against committing the crime—as we had always considered it—of caging a bird.
"That is the saddest part of caging wild birds," said the Doctor.
Mike got out and immediately caught hold of the door from the outside and banged it shut, caging the bear in the little room.
Not a chestnut tree nor hazel within the garth but was limed and netted for the caging of this bird.
That pleases me; and its all due to your caging that lot of plotters in the house, son.
The men, who seemed by their footsteps to be several, had gone cautiously down the stairs after caging me.
early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).
1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.
: a big cage star/ the cage standing
(Heb. kelub', Jer. 5:27, marg. "coop;" rendered "basket" in Amos 8:1), a basket of wicker-work in which birds were placed after being caught. In Rev. 18:2 it is the rendering of the Greek _phulake_, properly a prison or place of confinement.