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adjective slatier, slatiest
(Irish, informal) slightly mad; crazy
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  • There was only slatey void, through which he was going on for ever.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • And because that was the year your father bought the whole of slatey Gap.

    Devon Boys George Manville Fenn
  • The sky, which from blue had become white, was now turning from white to a slatey grey.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
  • He has a prominent nose, slatey grey eyes and a certain heaviness about the mouth.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • In the adult the brown of the upper plumage assumes a slatey grey hue, and the edgings of lighter colour vanish.

  • The warm autumnal sun lights up her feathers in their true colours of slatey brown on the back, and barred white on the breast.

  • It's a roughish crossing at slatey Bar,' and he pointed towards the river, which we could plainly hear rushing over a rocky bed.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • It was of a dull, slatey colour, and belonged to the silkworm family of Bombycidae.

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
  • His face goes whitish green, with an undercurrent of slatey grey running through it.

  • The poet's tomb was disappointing in its unlovely simplicity, its stern, slatey hue.

    Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon

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