This might have inspired Wright to enclose part of his Anna Karenina inside a theater, as if a Chekhov play is being mounted.
The sandstone and marl cliffs which enclose it become gradually lower as one goes downward.
I enclose a postal-order for sixpence, to see you through the rest of the term.
I'll enclose you the list of the distinguished company now here, and you 'll pick out any to whom you can present me.
I enclose you copies of letters which I am sure will afford you much pleasure.
Make good pie crust—roll it out about two-thirds of an inch thick, cut it into pieces just large enough to enclose one apple.
As we lifted up the wagon, the box was elevated so as to enclose the instrument.
I enclose a letter from your sister, pleading with me to urge you to visit them this winter.
Tell me of the land you hope to enclose from the forest—what manner of trees grow on it?'
If you can enclose any other evidence it will be of the greatest value, Tom wrote, also, by way of stronger hint.
early 14c., from en- (1) + close, and partially from Old French enclos, past participle of enclore.
Specific sense of "to fence in waste or common ground" for the purpose of cultivation or to give it to private owners, is from c.1500. Meaning "place a document with a letter for transmission" is from 1707. Related: Enclosed; enclosing.