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encrust

, incrust (in-krŭst′) [L. incrustare, to cover with a rind or crust]
To coat with a crust of debris, e.g., of lipids, proteins, salts, slime, or sugars.
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The ground at the place where we stopped for the night, was incrusted with a layer of sulphate of soda, and hence, of course, was without water.
I have several times alluded to the surface of the ground being incrusted with salt.
She was incrusted and gray with salt to the trucks of her masts and to the top of her funnel; as though (as some facetious seaman said) "the crowd on board had fished her out somewhere from the bottom of the sea and brought her in here for salvage.