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slaty

[sley-tee] /ˈsleɪ ti/
adjective, slatier, slatiest.
1.
consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to slate.
2.
having the color of slate.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; slate1 + -y1
Related forms
slatiness, noun
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Examples from the web for slaty
  • The cleavage is continuous into both slaty and schistose textures depending on the scale of layering and the rock competence.
  • The adults are slaty-brownish above with dark spots on the wings and back and have a long, pointed, white-edged tail.
  • Dragonflies to keep an eye out for include slaty skimmers around the ponds and common green darners cruising the skies.
  • Watch for species such as slaty and great blue skimmers, blue dasher, and common whitetail.
  • The slate-colored junco is distinguished by the slaty-gray back, white bill, and white underparts.
  • Consists mainly of fine-grained, dark gray arenaceous rock with well developed slaty cleavage.
  • slaty cleavage may be parallel with or at an angle to original bedding.
British Dictionary definitions for slaty

slaty

/ˈsleɪtɪ/
adjective slatier, slatiest
1.
consisting of or resembling slate
2.
having the colour of slate
Derived Forms
slatiness, noun
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