Upon the high, black, slaty ledges of the Sierra of Guadarrama, winter descends early.
The portions of the plumage that are black in the cock are slaty brown in the hen.
It is a modest-appearing bird, about the size of a thrush, and wears a plain dress of slaty blue.
slaty—Where the slaty substratum is much intermixed with the soil.
It is slaty, essentially composed of mica and quartz, the mica sometimes appearing to constitute the whole mass.
It was a cheerless February day, dark and slaty overhead, dusty below.
There was dry mud on the back of his coat, his shirt-cuffs and collar were of a slaty hue, his hands and face filthy.
Those which I saw appeared to belong to that species of the silicious genus usually called Gneiss, a sort of slaty granite.
On slaty rocks which form the bed of the ravine or ghat, Dodonæa, Hyoscyamus, and Cyrthandracea are found.
It was all of slaty formation, jagged, serrated, and gray with moss.