from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a slate color having less than one tenth the luminosity of white.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a black tinged with slate-grey


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  • They bathed it in reddish light, and it loomed halfway out of the slate-black sea like something left alone in a ruined world.

    Hunters Out of Space

  • The slit of blood grew larger and larger in the slate-black clouds.

    Flash-lights from the Seven Seas

  • It seemed that there was back of that great black cloud a blood-red planet, pouring its crimson tides like a great waterfall down back of that slate-black mass until finally the curtain of black began to tear, and the blood poured through to run along the horizon, and splash against the clouds, and slit its way like wounds through the clouds of night.

    Flash-lights from the Seven Seas

  • Messrs.A. Smith & Son have shown us copies that are slate-black of the darkest kind. "

    The Stamps of Canada


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