Incrustate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incrustate Incrusted.
    • v. t Incrustate To incrust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incrustate To incrust; form an incrustation on.
    • incrustate Incrusted.
    • incrustate In botany:
    • incrustate Coated, as with earthy matter.
    • incrustate Growing so firmly to the pericarp as to appear to have but one integument: said of seeds.
    • incrustate Incrusting; forming a crust, as a polyzoan or a lichen.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incrustatus, p. p. See Incrust

Usage

In literature:

The incrustation, while hot, is of a yellow color, but becomes white after cooling.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
She offered wine in delicate gold-incrusted ruby glasses, but Courtland did not drink.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
The saline incrustations along the banks and the foot of the hills are more abundant than usual.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
That horrible incrusted paper back again!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 1st, 1920" by Various
The stocks were deeply incrusted with silver, or something that looked very like it.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
Its walls were incrusted with the mosaics of Constantinople.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Its walls were incrusted with the mosaics of Constantinople.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The mirrors are made of pieces of wood cut prismatically in which fragments of mirrors are incrusted.
"Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism" by A. Alpheus
It was well that he had this support, for his feet were on the sloping, mud incrusted planks.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
It was of beaten gold, incrusted with precious stones.
"The Joyous Story of Toto" by Laura E. Richards
Dr. Schmerling found in this cave a pointed bone implement incrusted with stalagmite and joined to a stone.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
ASCENSION, coloured incrustation on the rocks of, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Radiated quartz, incrusted with sulphate of barytes and iron.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
By the time he comes to school he is incrusted with customs.
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
Incrusted with snow, we carefully slid upon the surface of the rocks.
"Forest Life and Forest Trees: comprising winter camp-life among the loggers, and wild-wood adventure." by John S. Springer
The fine canopy above is incrusted with mosaic.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
Crude tartar is the incrustation found in wine casks.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
Near him stood a golden mug, incrusted with precious stones.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians" by Woislav M. Petrovitch
The left was protected by an incrustation of minor kopjes, and round these fastnesses the Boers clung tenaciously.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
The baths and chambers, where they cooled themselves and reposed, are incrusted with alabaster and marble.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
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In poetry:

While miles of tender pink and gold
Incrust the blue of space,
And bands of amethyst enfold
Each mountain's massive base.
"The Mountains Of Meran At Sunrise" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

In so many arid forms which States incrust themselves with, once in a century, if so often, a poetic act and record occur.
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