from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of encrust.
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- v. To encrust.
- v. To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a crust on the surface of
- transitive v. To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with a crust; form a crust or coating on the surface of; coat; overlay: as, an ancient coin incrusted with rust.
- In decorative art, to cover with a different and generally more precious material in plates or pieces of appreciable thickness, requiring to be held in place by cramps, hooks, cement, or other appliances.
- To apply or inlay, as mosaic, slabs of precious marbles, enameled tiles, or the like, so as to form a decoration or covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cover or coat with a crust
- v. form a crust or a hard layer
- v. decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
It was formerly believed that waters replete with calcareous earth, such as incrust the inside of tea-kettles, or are laid to petrify moss, were liable to produce or to increase the stone in the bladder.
First we incrust a beautiful sashimi grade tuna steak in sesame seeds, pan seer it to medium rare perfection and then pair it with our mix of baby organic salad greens and sesame ginger dressing.
In so many arid forms which States incrust themselves with, once in a century, if so often, a poetic act and record occur.
England; and they, in their simplicity and good faith before God, sought to organize a system of civil and religious polity which should incrust all future generations, and harden them into a fossil state of perpetual orthodoxy.
Most waters contain some impurity which, when the water is evaporated, remains to incrust the surface of the vessel.
Not so much like drops of water, though water, it is true, can wear holes in the hardest granite; rather, drops of liquid sealing-wax, drops that adhere, incrust, incorporate themselves with what they fall on, till finally the rock is all one scarlet blob.
It's just the same principle as those lime springs that incrust things with lime.
Our gems make bright her crown, incrust her throne:
Such are popularly known as petrifying springs, although they merely incrust the objects and do not convert them into stone.
It was a necessity that Judaism should incrust itself in this manner; without those hard and ossified forms the preservation of its essential elements would have proved impossible.