About a year later, I wrote another piece for slate with the headline, “ The Cootie Factor.”
At slate, Matthew Yglesias called the gesture simply “absurd.”
He has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Law Journal, and slate.
Do the sages, or the voters, feel that the slate can ever truly be wiped clean?
The Crazy Keyboards of Yesteryear Sara Goldsmith, slate An illustrated tour of a land before QWERTY.
She would have honoured this man for his splendid pertinacity, and have wiped all else from the slate.
The slate is heavier than the coal, and sinks; and so the coal can easily be separated from it.
It represents a girl in a country school arraigned for drawing pictures on a slate.
Blocks of slate are loosened by blasting, and are taken to the splitting-shed.
The effect was first observed on a slate roof; since which the slates have been placed beneath the fruit on walls.
mid-14c., from Old French esclate, fem. of esclat "split piece, splinter" (Modern French éclat; see slat), so called because the rock splits easily into thin plates. As an adjective, 1510s. As a color, first recorded 1813. Sense of "a writing tablet" (made of slate), first recorded late 14c., led to that of "list of preliminary candidates prepared by party managers," first recorded 1842, from notion of being easily altered or erased. Clean slate (1856) is an image from customer accounts chalked up in a tavern.
1520s, "to cover with slates" (earlier sclatten, late 15c.), from slate (n.). Meaning "propose, schedule" is from 1883; earlier "to nominate" (1804); the notion is of writing on a slate board. Related: Slated; slating.