from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slates for covering roofs, walls, or other surfaces.
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- v. Present participle of slate.
- n. Slates collectively.
- n. Material for slating.
- n. A harsh criticism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of covering with slate, slates, or a substance resembling slate; the work of a slater.
- n. Slates, collectively; also, material for slating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Baiting.
- n. An unsparing criticism; a severe reprimand.
- n. The operation of covering roofs with slates.
- n. A roofing of slates.
- n. Slates taken collectively; the material for slating: as, the whole slating of a house.
- n. A liquid preparation for coating blackboards so that they may be marked upon with chalk or steatite: generally called liquid slating. Such preparations are better than oil-paint, as they do not glaze the surface.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of laying slates for a roof
- n. a severely critical attack
- n. thin layers of rock used for roofing
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