Drawing slate


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drawing slate a soft, slaty substance used in crayon drawing; -- called also black chalk, or drawing chalk.
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In literature:

Now the boy began to draw something on the slate, hiding his work with his left hand.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They had their heads close together over a slate, upon which now the one, now the other, seemed to be drawing.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
Now the boy began to draw something on the slate, hiding his work with his left hand.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 2." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Draw a plan of the schoolroom on your slates.
"Home Geography For Primary Grades" by C. C. Long
One boy is drawing pictures on his slate to make his neighbors laugh, another is whispering, and two more are at play.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
Thus having slated the accounts between morality and trade, I shall leave the reader to draw the ballance.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
I lost to him a good drawing-slate and a figure-4 trap.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
It represents a girl in a country school arraigned for drawing pictures on a slate.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
Little Jack was in a corner, busy with a drawing-slate; he turned round as his mother came in.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
You know how far from exemplary or delightful your boy's first quite voluntary exercises in white line drawing on your slate were?
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
He drew in his breath sharply, and the fold between his eyebrows deepened, as he scanned the clumsy drawing on the slate.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
But when it came to construction, she left that to Rosie and took to drawing new designs on her slate.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Provide slates, or paper and pencils may be provided, and the children draw the object or something suggested by its use.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
And I've some chalks and a drawing slate.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
When Augustus went to school, at the age of ten, he did more drawing on his slate than arithmetic.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
They won't understand what you mean unless I draw them a picture on my slate.
"A Round Dozen" by Susan Coolidge
Her neighbour was rejoicing over a writing-case and a drawing-slate, and the tiny girl on the couch was kissing a doll.
"For the School Colours" by Angela Brazil
Not to show it, I made out to whistle and to draw a picture of a fish on the slate.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
She left Jack busy drawing on his slate.
"In League with Israel" by Annie F. Johnston
Look here, Scanty, old man, take the slate and draw a pictur' to my describing.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould

In news:

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