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Usage examples for incrustation

  1. It formed a protecting incrustation on the surface of the skin, which, by covering the the papillae, the sentient, organs, or destroying their capacity for sensation, enable the hermits to endure without apparent emotion the cold winters and bleak winds of inhospitable forests. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  2. In passing down the ropes, the water deposits the sulphate of lime which it held in solution, and gradually incrusts them, so that in the course of twenty years, when they are nearly rotten, they are still sustained by the surrounding incrustation thus presenting the appearance of a vast collection of small columns. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  3. Tom ran lightly over them; but Chaffey, while following in his wake, being twice as heavy, broke through the incrustation and in he soused. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  4. The throne itself was of ivory with gold incrustation and with elbow- rests of gold, in the form of recumbent lions. – Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity by Alexandre Kuprin
  5. It is much cooler in the little irrigation channels, which have hard beds from the incrustation of the sulphur. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  6. It could hardly have been anything like the coarser syringe used by Werner, nor do I think it possible that the point of an ordinary needle would hold sufficient venom, since it would dry and form a coating like the incrustation on the inside of the ampulla McGroarty found. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  7. The skull appears to be that of a very old animal; the horns are quite joined at the base, and from the incrustation on the bones I should say it had been picked up, and was not a shikar trophy. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  8. The piping between the mixing and storage tanks is of galvanised iron of generous dimension so as to compensate for incrustation – Chlorination of Water by Joseph Race
  9. But in vain that scantiness of drapery: the white body rose splendidly out of its ineffective wrappings only to be overwhelmed by an incredible incrustation of jewellery: only here and there did bare hand's- breadths of flesh unadorned succeed in making themselves visible. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  10. It is said that an incrustation of only one- eighth inch will cause a loss of 25 per cent in efficiency, and this is probably within the truth in many cases. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  11. 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 by Prescott, William Hickling
  12. If this saline incrustation is washed away by the rain, it soon re- appears; and this is even observed on walls which, like the gateway of Lisle, have been erected for centuries. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  13. On the other hand, the decrease in capacity and efficiency accompanying an increased incrustation of boilers in use has been too generally discussed to need repetition here. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  14. Occurs usually as an incrustation its surface being very smooth, like enamel. – The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis by Frederick Hutton Getman
  15. When I reached the middle of the stream I paused a moment and turned around to speak to Mr. Hedges, who was about entering the stream, when I discovered from the sensation of warmth under my feet that I was standing upon an incrustation formed over a hot spring that had its vent in the bed of the stream. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
  16. This I finally accomplished by lying at full length upon that portion of the incrustation which yielded the least, but which was not sufficiently strong to bear my weight while I stood upright, and at imminent risk of sinking in the infernal mixture, I rolled over and over to the edge of the opening; and, with the crust slowly bending and sinking beneath me, hurriedly secured the coveted prize of black sulphur, and rolled back to a place of safety. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
  17. General Washburn noticed the sudden cracking of the incrustation before I did, and I was aroused to a sense of my peril by his shout of alarm, and had sufficient presence of mind to fall suddenly backwards at full length upon the sound crust, whence, with my feet and legs extended over the spring, I rolled to a place of safety. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford

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