One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of thick embossed wallpaper.
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- ‘In addition to the Crown wallpaper brand, the Imperial Home Decor portfolio includes Anaglypta, Shand Kydd, Transform, Oakdene and Lincrusta.’
- ‘The imitations were produced by the painter and decorator on the canvas he used daily as a decorator, Lincrusta - perhaps better known as modern-day blown vinyl.’
- ‘This pattern, in the style of a Japanese leather paper was produced to match a clado paper of similar design that was among the first Lincrusta papers Walton launched in England in l878.’
Late 19th century: from Latin linum ‘flax’ + crusta ‘bark’, the paper originally incorporating a mixture of oil and cork.
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