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To inset or affix decorative materials upon a surface.
Possibly from French incruster from Latin incrustāre in- on en–1 crusta crust kreus- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French incruster, from Latin incrustare; prefix in- in + crustare to cover with a crust. See crust.
A very superior kind, obtained by allowing the juice to encrust pieces of wood or straws inserted in the cuts, is called manna a cannolo.
The best crystallized specimens of any mica are afforded by the small brilliant crystals of biotite, which encrust cavities in the limestone blocks ejected from Monte Somma, Vesuvius.
Lumps of manganese oxide, with a black, shining outer surface, are also characteristic of this deposit, and frequently encrust pieces of pumice or animal remains.
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