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slating

[sley-ting] /ˈsleɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or work of covering something with slates.
2.
materials for roofing with slates.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; slate1 + -ing1
Related forms
unslating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un slating

slating1

/ˈsleɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of laying slates
2.
slates collectively, or material for making slates

slating2

/ˈsleɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) a severe reprimand or critical attack
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