slate

Part of speech: adjective

Slaty.

Part of speech: noun

SLATER.

Part of speech: verb

To roof with slate.

Part of speech: verb

To put on a political slate.

Part of speech: noun

Any kind of rock that splits readily into layers; also, a piece of such rock for roofing, writing upon, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A list of candidates, made up for nomination or appointment.

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Usage examples "slate":

  1. For me, for you, for all, to close the date, Pass now the ev'ning sponge across the slate; And to that spirit of forgiveness keep Which is the parent and the child of sleep. - "New-Poems", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
  2. The father takes the slate in his hand and reads the words: Find the G. C. M. " Good heavens!" - "A Dominie in Doubt", A. S. Neill.
  3. We warn't teached nothin', not even religion an' we got whupped if we wuz ketched wid a piece uv paper or a slate. - "Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2", Work Projects Administration.