from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dull-blue with a grayish tinge; schistaceous.


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  • With pedestals blending into the slate-blue shades of the walls, the artworks appear to float in a timeless space, enhancing the sense that every piece is but a fragment from a rich past.

    A Return to Earlier Ideals

  • Half his head blown across the tweed seat covers, the windshield, the back window, the side window, even the slate-blue console.

    Mercy Kill

  • An Asian telephone bidder paid Sotheby's $11.5 million for Mr. Richter's creamy 1990 "Abstract Picture" on Tuesday; the following night, a Russian-speaking telephone bidder paid Christie's $5.1 million for a smaller, slate-blue "Abstract Picture" the artist created that same year.

    London's Hot Winter

  • For his own wedding at age 50, the literary circle's once-reigning most eligible bachelor gave his groomsmen slate-blue Herm├Ęs ties, which they wore at the wedding.

    Groomsmen Gifts: What Gives?

  • She did like the diamond Stephen Russell pins that new mom Amy Poehler used to jazz up her tank-strap slate-blue Max Azria gown and the floral Lorraine Schwartz earrings on Jane Krakowski.

    Emmy Awards 2010: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • His slate-blue eyes have the unsettling ability to drill down when they lock on you.

    Reflections on the Rolling Stone McChrystal article

  • Found in a used-book store last night: a paperback copy of Madeleine L'Engle's A Color From Space, published by Scholastic as a sequel/companion to A Wrinkle In Time -- same slate-blue colour as the Scholastic edition of AWIT and the graphics on the cover were similar.

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • His head was fully bandaged but his color was back, his face looking healthy, his slate-blue eyes full of life.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • The sound was behind her, still and slate-blue below the setting sun.


  • The living room's blue and green accents flow into the adjacent den with its slate-blue walls, gold sofa and rug.

    Tate Gunnerson: Open House: Color is King in Designer Jayne Michaels' Manhattan Co-op Renovation


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