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Examples from the Web for encrust
You think this, and are ready to encrust yourself with what is conventional and practical.The Kempton-Wace Letters
Chatterton took great pains to encrust his gold with verd-antique; it requires little to remove the green rubbish from the coin.
In spite of daily care, very hard water will encrust the china.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping
Elizabeth Hale Gilman
They constitute the greater number by far of the hard minerals which encrust the terrestrial globe.
Poetry has no golden mean; mediocrity here is of another metal, which Voltaire, however, had skill enough to encrust and polish.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
- (tr) to cover or overlay with or as with a crust or hard coating
- to form or cause to form a crust or hard coating
- (tr) to decorate lavishly, as with jewels
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Word Origin and History for encrust
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