• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Slatiness the quality of being slaty
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esclat—Old High Ger. slīzan, Ger. schleissen, to split.


In literature:

A slaty-blue and chequered Nakshi pigeon has some white feathers on the croup alone.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
In green torrents Lashed with slaty foam.
"Japanese Prints" by John Gould Fletcher
The mountains rose starkly to the slaty sky.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
There were no flints in the neighborhood, or slaty rocks, which he could split into edged and pointed fragments.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The mantle is dark slaty black, and the primaries are black with white tips.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Between the gray sky and the slaty sea their white sails looked whiter than chalk.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
As far as regards ministry to the purposes of man, the slaty coherents are of somewhat more value than the slaty crystallines.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
The origin of this valley was pre-volcanic, as it is hewn out of the slaty rocks of the district.
"Volcanoes: Past and Present" by Edward Hull
The slaty blue simply turned to yellow when it was exposed to the air for a while.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Buffaloes of an uncouth appearance and of a dark slaty colour, strikingly contrasting with the neat cattle, abound in Egypt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The island was composed of sand and slaty clay, into which the thaw had not penetrated above a foot.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Sharpe, on slaty cleavage, 5, 432.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
At the end of the valley the hills unite into slaty cliffs which take a sudden fjord-like turn before reaching the sea.
"Nooks and Corners of Cornwall" by C. A. Dawson Scott
It has given scientists much trouble, for it has a pure-white form and a dark slaty-gray form.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
Slaty varieties, of which there are many, are comparatively useless.
"Asbestos" by Robert H. Jones
The mountains up the valley were already hidden by driven rags of slaty snowstorms.
"Marriage" by H. G. Wells
Their appearance at night was weird, as they were of a slaty white colour, and resembled huge, gaunt spectres.
"Settling Day" by Nat Gould
Mount Kowald was of the usual slaty formation.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn
He likes "Autumn Leaves," and he praised the "Leslie" (which Adelaide says is all very well, but "slaty").
"The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton" by Mrs. Russell Barrington
The white crescent over the eye was very conspicuous between the black bill and slaty-black feathers of the crown.
"Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland" by William S. Thomas

In news:

EHWA releases 'common vision' for Slaty Fork watershed.
I am writing this because of an incident that happened on Sharps Knob at Slaty Fork on Dec 10 in which someone cut three tires on a person's vehicle.