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Word: incrustation

Definition: hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust


Sentences Containing 'incrustation'

An early Roman style of note was "Incrustation", in which the interior walls of houses were painted to resemble colored marble.
And along the margin where the water sometimes broke was a thick incrustation of salt--pink under the lurid sky.
Its back was corrugated and ornamented with ungainly bosses, and a greenish incrustation blotched it here and there.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass--this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the "crown," and the Southern fishers the "bonnet" of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.

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