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engarland

[en-gahr-luh nd] /ɛnˈgɑr lənd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to encircle with or as with a garland.
Origin of engarland
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; en-1 + garland
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  • Often mists from the Elbe rose mystically to engarland the crenelated castles here and there on the heights.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • Emulously they renew the feast, and, glad at the high omen, array the flagons and engarland the wine.

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