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Encrust   /ɛnkrˈəst/   Listen
Encrust

verb
1.
Cover or coat with a crust.  Synonym: incrust.
2.
Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems).  Synonyms: beset, incrust.
3.
Form a crust or a hard layer.  Synonym: incrust.



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"Encrust" Quotes from Famous Books



... their devious way through crevice and cranny, splitting and uplifting the strongest slab, wherein one tiny crack suffices for the string-like fibres to gain foothold. Masks and arabesques, fruit and flowers, fabulous monsters and sacred emblems, encrust the grey balustrades and bas-reliefs of the noble stairways. Roof and column teem with richest ornament, for Hindu art had reached the climax of splendour when the great city, formerly surrounding the monumental ...
— Through the Malay Archipelago • Emily Richings



Words linked to "Encrust" :   grace, harden, adorn, ornament, surface, embellish, beautify, indurate, effloresce, coat, decorate



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