Definition of Slate-gray

1. Adjective. Of the color of slate or granite. "The slaty sky of dawn"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Slate-gray

slashes
slashfic
slashfics
slashing
slashingly
slashings
slasht
slashy
slashzine
slashzines
slat
slatch
slatches
slate
slate-colored junco
slate-gray (current term)
slate black
slate blue
slate club
slate gray
slate pencil
slate roof
slated
slatelike
slater
slaters
slates
slatey
slather
slathered

Literary usage of Slate-gray

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1878)
"Gray slate. Gray sandstone. 2" gray slate. Gray sandstone. Gray slate. ... Gray sandstone thin bedded with slate. Gray slate with thin layers of gray ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"Greenish olive; beneath brownish yellow; crown and nape slate-gray; forehead white. Size of a thrush. Senegal. Madagascar Shrike, Lath. H. 46. ..."

3. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"... or gray on forehead; back, scapulars rump, upper tail-coverts, and wing-coverts uniform slate color «r slate-gray in distinct and abrupt contrast with ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1879)
"984 11 5' \" Slate, gray, calcareous, and 8' 6" limestone, . . . 990 45' 1" Sandstone, arkose, grayish white ... 1081 1 30' 9" Slate, gray and drab-colored, ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"... changing, on «ides of bead and neck, to slate-gray on throat, jugulum, and fore breast; this dark calor beng abruptly defined against the colors of the ..."

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