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chasing

[chey-sing] /ˈtʃeɪ sɪŋ/
noun
1.
a design chased on metal.
2.
an object decorated by chasing.
Origin of chasing
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; chase3 + -ing1
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  • It was a splendid book with an ivory cover, chasings of gilt enamel, and clasp of the same.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • Why all this regularity in the curve of the petals of a flower, why all this elegance in the chasings on a Beetles wing-cases?

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre

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