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  • n. Alternative spelling of Lincrusta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name for a kind of linoleum or oil-cloth, embossed and colored in various designs, intended as a covering for the surface of walls and ceilings. It is made with wood-fiber, oxidized linseed-oil, resinous matter, and pigment. In full, lincrusta Walton.


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

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • "Malibran," a tall narrow structure resembling a grain-elevator divided into cells, where linoleum and lincrusta simulated the stucco and marble of the Stentorian, and fagged business men and their families consumed the watery stews dispensed by "coloured help" in the grey twilight of a basement dining-room.

    The Custom of the Country

  • The lower level has a billiard room with original wood wainscoting and lincrusta, a type of embossed wall covering.

    NYT > Home Page


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