adjective, slat·i·er, slat·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM slatyslat·i·ness, noun
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"We are going into the sunlight, out of the shadow;" and she glanced back at the west, which was of a slaty blackness.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Red, somewhat slaty jasper, mixed with quartz and chalcedony, and containing specular iron ore.
Smoke-grey micaceous slaty-clay, much like certain beds of the old red sandstone, where it graduates into grey wacke.
A small miner's pick is useful for cutting out, and splitting portions of slaty rocks; or for obtaining specimens of clays, etc.
Slaty clay, with particles of mica, like that which frequently occurs immediately beneath beds of coal.