1. shell, case, casing, housing

usage: the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"

2. casing, covering

usage: the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire

3. casing, case, framework

usage: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"


1. case, inspect

usage: look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"

2. encase, incase, case, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in

usage: enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"

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