Origin of slaty
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It was a cheerless February day, dark and slaty overhead, dusty below.Marriage la mode
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Puff-paste is, then, simply an exaggerated case of slaty cleavage.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
The portions of the plumage that are black in the cock are slaty brown in the hen.Birds of the Indian Hills
Slaty—Where the slaty substratum is much intermixed with the soil.
Those which I saw appeared to belong to that species of the silicious genus usually called Gneiss, a sort of slaty granite.
- consisting of or resembling slate
- having the colour of slate
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