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encrust


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incrust  \In*crust"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Incrusted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Incrusting}.]  [L.  incrustare;  pref.  in-  in  +  crustare 
  to  cover  with  a  crust:  cf  F.  incruster.  See  {Crust}.] 
  [Written  also  {encrust}.] 
  1.  To  cover  or  line  with  a  crust,  or  hard  coat;  to  form  a 
  crust  on  the  surface  of  as  iron  incrusted  with  rust;  a 
  vessel  incrusted  with  salt;  a  sweetmeat  incrusted  with 
  sugar. 
 
  And  by  the  frost  refin'd  the  whiter  snow,  Incrusted 
  hard.  --Thomson. 
 
  2.  (Fine  Arts)  To  inlay  into  as  a  piece  of  carving  or  other 
  ornamental  object. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encrust  \En*crust"\,  v.  t. 
  To  incrust.  See  {Incrust}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encrust 
  v  1:  cover  or  coat  with  a  crust 
  2:  decorate  or  cover  lavishly  with  gems  [syn:  {beset}] 
  3:  form  a  crust  or  a  hard  layer 




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