Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of slate.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slate.

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Examples

  • He climbed right up on the steeple, kicking off slates from the roof to find support.

    A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic

  • She felt a terrific jar, then a crash came, and she was pinned to her bed by heavy beams and slates from the roof.

    Daughters of India

  • _schistose_ or _gneissic_ structure, and the rocks then become known as slates, schists, or gneisses.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • If Giuliani and Clinton, or McCain and Obama, or whoever and whoever, stitched up the nomination in mid-February, they could easily vet and name slates of key appointees in time for the conventions.

    Campaign Seasoning

  • If Giuliani and Clinton, or McCain and Obama, or whoever and whoever, stitched up the nomination in mid-February, they could easily vet and name slates of key appointees in time for the conventions.

    Campaign Seasoning

  • The Senate would be much more responsive to party slates, which is bad if internal party cronyism is a concern, but good if platforms and ideas are a concern as well (ideally, it would force parties to stand on their own two feet and compare and contrast ideas).

    Waldo Jaquith - Redistricting by municipality?

  • These so-called slates are composed of a fine grained calcareous mud which has hardened into lithographic stone, and in which organic remains are almost as well preserved as they would be if they had been imbedded in so much plaster of Paris.

    American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology

  • These so-called slates are composed of a fine grained calcareous mud which has hardened into lithographic stone, and in which organic remains are almost as well preserved as they would be if they had been imbedded in so much plaster of Paris.

    Lectures and Essays

  • These so-called slates are composed of a fine grained calcareous mud which has hardened into lithographic stone, and in which organic remains are almost as well preserved as they would be if they had been imbedded in so much plaster of Paris.

    Lectures on Evolution

  • In 2010, 3D launched; many e-readers launched; first tablet-like devices, often referred to as slates.

    Forbes.com: News

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