• WordNet 3.6
    • n inclosure the act of enclosing something inside something else
    • n inclosure something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inclosure That which incloses; a barrier or fence. "Breaking our inclosures every morn."
    • Inclosure That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up. "Within the inclosure there was a great store of houses."
    • Inclosure The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inclosure The act of inclosing, or the state of being inclosed.
    • n inclosure The separation and appropriation of land by means of a fence; hence, the appropriation of things common; reduction to private possession.
    • n inclosure That which incloses; anything that environs, encompasses, or incloses within limits.
    • n inclosure That which is inclosed or shut in;a space or an object surrounded or enveloped. Specifically
    • n inclosure A tract of land surrounded by a fence, hedge, or equivalent protection, together with such fence or hedge.
    • n inclosure A letter or paper inclosed with another in an envelop. See Inclose, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Inclosure . See Enclose.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Inclose Enclosure


In literature:

All round on the lower ground are large inclosures rudely built of rough stones, and probably intended for cattle-kraals.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
The river forms a creek between two hills, one Lota, the other opening to another hill of inclosures well wooded.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
It was suffocating in the damp inclosure, as the discarded pith began to fill the opening.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Still beyond was the principal building in the inclosure inhabited by the Imam and his harem.
"Life of Schamyl" by John Milton Mackie
Thus, as may be said, there were three sides to an inclosure, that part facing the brook being entirely open.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
Seated in an inclosure in the custody of an officer was the Baron Tulitz.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
Inclosures and partition walls in decay are very frequent, marking the former boundary of cultivation.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Inclosure 2 contains the names of State Senators and the counties they represented.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The house we inhabited stood in a quadrangular inclosure that sloped down to the banks of the river, the Del Norte.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
This shows the campanile standing at the north-west corner of the inclosure.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White

In poetry:

When man grows staid and wise,
Getting a house and home, where he may move
Within the circle of his breath,
Schooling his eyes;
That dumbe inclosure maketh love
Unto the coffin, that attends his Death.
"Mortification" by George Herbert

In science:

The pro jection of the grid inclosure where ∆χ2 = 1 onto the principal axes determines the one-sigma uncertainty in each individual parameter. A two dimensional pro jection of this grid is shown in Fig. 3.
Disc heating in NGC 2985