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lincrusta

noun
  1. a type of wallpaper having a hard embossed surface

Word Origin

C19: from Latin linum flax + crusta rind
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Examples from the Web for lincrusta

Historical Examples

  • 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</p>

    Maud C. Cooke

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


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