In the summer the coat is short and of a slaty-grey colour.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
By ten all was slaty grey dusk, into which a man could stretch his hand well out of his own sight.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
It is of a slaty-grey colour, with yellow spots on the sides and back.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
To the left all was of a slaty grey.
"The Boy with Wings" by Berta Ruck
The sea to the right was bright blue in some places, and a slaty grey where cloud shadows fell.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
Then the crimson clouds high up in the west change to purple and brown, the sea grows grey, and the distant shore becomes slaty blue.
"From Squire to Squatter" by Gordon Stables