incrustation

Part of speech: noun

The act of incrusting, or the object incrusted; a crust.

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Usage examples "incrustation":

  1. When Jonathan and I first came to the farm, we were incased in a hard incrustation of city ways. - "The Jonathan Papers", Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris.
  2. The sides of these hills are cloathed with pines and the flax- plant; the beach is covered with large round stones, under which is a hard bottom, formed by the incrustation of sand and shells. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.
  3. This was found in such immense quantities on many of the little islands along the coast, as to have the appeaarnce of lofty hills, which, covered with a white saline incrustation, led the Conquerors to give them the name of the sierra nevada, or " snowy mountains." - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru", Prescott, William Hickling.