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  • adj. of the color of slate or granite


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  • Until, that is, some angry slate-grey clouds decided, at 2-1 in the second set, it was time for some unpleasant tricks.

    Andy Murray beats the rain and Roger Federer in Toronto Masters final

  • There were compensations: a superb black sesame ice cream, the slate-grey shade of an expensive kitchen floor, and an equally pleasing plum wine sorbet.

    Restaurant review: Sushi of Shiori

  • I pulled off my slate-grey shimmery dress and threw it over a chair.

    The Woman I Was Born to Be

  • They watched as a wave sucked three of the Tho-Mooraine into the boiling, bottle-green, slate-grey sea.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Smothered with snow, the Lakeland fells two weeks ago were more redolent of the Alps than an English autumn; early morning views above the slate-grey roofs were enough to rattle the teeth.

    Eskdale, Cumbria

  • "The Spirit Level" closes with an image straight out of Yeats territory: "inland among stones/The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit/By the earthed lightning of a flock of swans."

    The Second Coming

  • Heaney invokes a drive to the west country, an ocean "wild with foam and glitter" to one side and on the other, "the earthed lightening" of a flock of swan that churns up the still surface of a slate-grey lake.

    Tamsin Smith: PS from (RED)

  • I see you again and again tumbling out of the sky, in your slate-grey suit and pressed white shirt.

    September 2006

  • Bodies were scattered all around her, under a slate-grey sky from which snow fell in sporadic squalls.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The valley floor stretched below us, a level slate-grey waste!

    Dwellers in the Mirage


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