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encrust

en kruhst

  • v  cover or coat with a crust
  • v  decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
  • v  form a crust or a hard layer

  • Scorched spices encrust the fish and mask its delicate flavor.
  • They encrust the walls, drip from the roof like stalactites and overflow into the cubbyhole where the flight engineer sits.
  • The "territory" is a dreadful place of waterless rivers where turtles encrust a rock like scabs, and the "so-oopwha wind" reddens the sky with sandstorms.
Quotes

  • Steve Squyres in Space.com
    These look like hard outer shells on some parts of some outcrops, and they're darker and a little redder than the rock that they encrust,Squyres said.

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