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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENCRUSTED

He will go into a palace, where all the furniture will be of gold, encrusted in diamonds.

Their dresses are superb; their arms and trappings are encrusted with gold and gems.

Sometimes a painted or encrusted skirting on interior walls.

The dust which encrusted the furniture and the floor had not been disturbed for months.

The interior walls were encrusted with monuments of every age and style.

The ground was encrusted with sulphur and crystalline concretions.

The result is that the hands and feet of Buddha are thick with encrusted gold.

One of them even now, still lifts its encrusted head to the weather.

His lips, partially open, were so dry and encrusted they looked like scabs.

It was covered and encrusted with mould; he rubbed this off with his fingers.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French incruster, from Latin incrustare "to cover with crust," from in- (see in- (2)) + crusta (see crust). Related: Encrusted; encrusting.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.