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Related Wordsstuff, cover, fill, sully, smear, blacken, smudge, quilt, overlay, wad, bush, face, reinforce, sheath, panel, incrust, encrust, wainscot, layer, scale
Examples from the Web for encrusting
An encrusting compound of dirt and grease formed on the fleece.Textiles
William H. Dooley
They had one place, encrusting the shore line for miles on one of the land bodies they called the Eastern Seaboard.The Huddlers
William Campbell Gault
The first are workers in mosaic, encrusting a network of silk and sand; the second weave pure silk.
Through the front opening the Stizus provides itself with sand as and when it spends this material on encrusting the interior.
I gradually flung off the hardness that my late life of recklessness had been encrusting upon my heart.Rattlin the Reefer
- (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 encrusting
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