slaty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slate +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

slaty (comparative slatier, superlative slatiest)

  1. Resembling the mineral slate.
    • 1933-03, Clark Ashton Smith, "The Isle of the Torturers", Weird Tales:
      Their faces and hands were yellow as saffron; their small and slaty eyes were set obliquely beneath lashless lids; and their thin lips, which smiled eternally, were crooked. as the blades of scimitars.

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