• WordNet 3.6
    • adj slatey of the color of slate or granite "the slaty sky of dawn"
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In literature:

The water runs in deep pools and streams over a blue slatey rock, which contains gold under the sand, in the worn holes and crevices.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
It was typewritten on paper of a dark slatey-blue shade.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
The poet's tomb was disappointing in its unlovely simplicity, its stern, slatey hue.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
The animal, with head thrown back, was staring vacantly with its large, slatey-blue eyes.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
There was only slatey void, through which he was going on for ever.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Billy Louise laughed a little, leaned, and grabbed a handful of slatey mane.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
The sky, which from blue had become white, was now turning from white to a slatey grey.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Something in her magnetism causes the stones to look dead and slatey.
"The Little Vanities of Mrs. Whittaker" by John Strange Winter
It was a bank on which slices of slatey stone had been laid, much as in Germany slabs of cold sausage are laid upon bread.
"In Mr. Knox's Country" by E. OEnone Somerville
Their eggs are often smeared over with a slatey-coloured matter, but the shell is really of a dull white.
"Poultry" by Hugh Piper
Here is a stratum of coffee-coloured slatey substance in layers like those of the Wianamatta shale.
"The Jenolan Caves" by Samuel Cook