en·cas·tage | \äⁿkȧstȧzh\
plural -s

Definition of encastage 

: the placing of pottery in a kiln for firing

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History and Etymology for encastage

French, action of placing pieces of pottery in saggers, from encaster to place (pieces of pottery) in saggers (irregular from en- en- entry 1 + casette sagger, from case compartment, square of a chessboard—from Spanish casa square of a chessboard, house, from Latin, hut, cabin—+ -ette) + -age

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