slaty


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slat·y

 (slā′tē)
adj. slat·i·er, slat·i·est
1. Composed of or resembling slate.
2. Having the color of slate.

slaty

(ˈsleɪtɪ)
adj, slatier or slatiest
1. consisting of or resembling slate
2. (Colours) having the colour of slate
ˈslatiness n

slat•y

(ˈsleɪ ti)

adj. slat•i•er, slat•i•est.
1. consisting of or resembling slate.
2. having the color of slate.
[1520–30]
slat′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slaty - of the color of slate or granite; "the slaty sky of dawn"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations

slaty

[ˈsleɪtɪ] ADJ (in appearance, texture etc) → parecido a pizarra, pizarroso; (in colour) → color pizarra

slaty

adj materialschief(e)rig; (in colour) → schieferfarben; slaty blue eyesgraublaue Augen pl
References in classic literature ?
For a moment she remained dazzlingly white, then faded away slowly to nothing in a squall, only to reappear again, nearly black, resembling a post stuck upright against the slaty background of solid cloud.
You would not have to look long among those fissures of slaty schist without finding peptites of considerable value.
We saw the shimmering slaty gleam of their skins between the tree-trunks, and their heads undulating high above the brush-wood.
I remember before the night fell looking out again at the outlines of her spars and rigging that stood out dark and pointed on a back- ground of ragged, slaty clouds like another and a slighter spire to the left of the Brenzett church- tower.
Mowgli threw out his hand, and as Hathi wheeled the moonlight showed a long white scar on his slaty side, as though he had been struck with a red-hot whip.
under the cliffs were lying black lumps, apparently of slaty stone rounded by attrition" (Flinders 1797).
This involved the installation of a water quality improvement scheme at Slaty Sike, a tributary of Haltwhistle Burn.
The major rocks exposed near the coal mines are of Bakhtai Formation and Utch Khattak Formation which are composed of medium to dark grey limestones and inter-bedded slaty shale (Tahirkheli, 1970).
peak], (in the staurolite zone) which is attributed to crustal shortening and thickening accompanied by deformation, which produce, respectively, a slaty cleavage Si and a crenulation cleavage [S.
We follow them up, but long before we reach the slaty summit they have disappeared.
So whenever Slaty has the upper hand, they raise a cheer, 'Up the Soplicas, and down with the Horeszko cowards