To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
* 1799 , , Elle?mere: A Novel , Volume IV, William Lane (publisher),
* 1880 , , Preface,
- The gentlemen looked at each other for a ?olution of this ?trange event, each pre?uming an order had been obtained to again immure the unfortunate Clara.
* 1914', '', in ''The Single Hound'', republished 1924, Martha Dickinson Bianchi (introduction), ''
- In a happy moment for the Levy-Lawson-Levis, Lady Lytton was betrayed, seized, and immured . The Editor saw his chance, and made the Metropolis ring with the outrage. Levi was saved; so also was Lady Lytton.
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson ,
* 1933 December, Albert H. Cotton, “
- Immured in Heaven! / What a Cell! / Let every Bondage be, / Thou sweetest of the Universe, / Like that which ravished thee!
A Note on the Civil Remedies of Injured Consumers]”, in David F. Cavers (editor), Duke University School of Law, Law and Contemporary Problems , Volume I Number I, Duke University Press (1934), [http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/lcp1&id=75&terms=immured&collection=journals page 71:
To put or bury within a wall.
- This rule is followed in all common-law jurisdictions, although it was not adopted by the House of Lords until 1932, and then only with vigorous dissent, in a case where a mouse was immured in a ginger-beer bottle.
* 1906 , , The Book of Days , Volume 1,
- John's body was immured Thursday in the mausoleum.
(transitive, crystallography, and, geology, of a growing crystal) To trap or capture (an impurity);
* 1975 , , American Crystallographic Association, Soviet Physics, Crystallography , Volume 19, Issues 1-3,
- The dreadful punishment of immuring persons, or burying them alive in the walls of convents, was undoubtedly sometimes resorted to by monastic communities.
- On increasing the supercooling, the step starts completely immuring the impurity and rises sharply.
* (imprison) cloister, confine, imprison, incarcerate
* (bury) inter
(obsolete) A wall; an enclosure.