consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to
having the color of
consisting of or resembling slate
having the colour of slate
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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.