slate-black

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj slate-black of a black tinged with slate-grey
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Usage

In literature:

All the slate roofs of the Bottoms shone black with wet.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
His wings were brown, marked with black and white and slate.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Celt of a very black slate stone.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
That thought left his expression as black as a slate too.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Plumage slate-grey, with black spots upon the wings and back.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Hilda was slate-coloured, and had a black sunshade.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
On the way, Antoine pointed out heaps of slabs of black slate.
"Rivers of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Messrs. A. Smith & Son have shown us copies that are slate-black of the darkest kind.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
The filling is nearly always black; but sometimes a dark slate is used.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The dots of houses showed plainer and whiter than usual against the cape, which had turned of a deep slate-gray, almost black.
"Eyebright" by Susan Coolidge
The black mark is rubbed off the slate.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The gills are adnexed, dark slate-colored, variegated with black spores.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Then the slate-colored hues were swallowed in a black cloud.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Godfrey's eyes would not keep on the grey figures and the black slate.
"Two Maiden Aunts" by Mary H. Debenham
It is a slate blue bird shading into blue-black on the neck and back.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
True's beaked whales are dull black to dark gray on the back, lighter slate gray on the sides, and white on the belly.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Although the time was near midnight, the aide had found him still behind his black slate desk.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Suddenly, the sky changed from blue to red, to slate color, and then to a dense blackness, even to the zenith.
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Black slate from the alps.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
I'm sure you all know how he looks, with black head, slate-colored back and wings, streaked throat, and dull red or chestnut breast.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In news:

Transcending genres in its signature style of blending many different influences to form one unique sound, the Robert Glasper Experiment is slated to release its latest album, Black Radio (Blue Note/EMI) on February 28.
The Black Hills Pioneer reports that construction on the Exit 14 interchange is slated to begin in 2015.
Altitude 's slate includes Australian helmer Julius Avery's heist thriller "Son of a Gun," starring Ewan McGregor, "The Loch" from "The Woman in Black" helmer James Watkins, and "Mythica" with Ben Craig.
Night was midnight blue, slate gray and some black.
As heard on the most music morning show around eight am this morning, Kristine and I were talking about the anticipated Wal Mart employee strike slated for Black Friday.
Nine Inch Nails and video game fans alike are already aware that the band's Trent Reznor has been slated to record the score for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II', the latest installment of the 'Call of Duty' video game series.
Black Keys' Dangermouse- produced New Record Slated for December 6 Release.
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