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a type of wallpaper having a hard embossed surface
Word Origin
C19: from Latin linum flax + crusta rind
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  • lincrusta Walton, a plastic material invented by Walton, capable of being moulded into raised patterns for decorating walls, &c.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • They are usually embedded in the old lincrusta Walton strata, and are rare consequently.

  • Still another way out of the difficulty is to get just the length of lincrusta and tack it on neatly.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • It was not his taste; but in its own substantial, lincrusta way it was the acme of comfort and security.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy

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