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Slate vs. Slave

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Slatenoun

A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.

Slavenoun

A person who is the property of another person and whose labor (and sometimes also whose life) is subject to the owner's volition.

Slatenoun

(uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.

Slavenoun

A person who is legally obliged by prior contract (oral or written) to work for another, with contractually limited rights to bargain; an indentured servant.

Slatenoun

(countable) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk or with a thin rod of slate (a slate pencil) formerly commonly used by younger children for writing practice in schools.

Slavenoun

A drudge; one who labours like a slave.

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Slatenoun

(countable) A roofing-tile made of slate.

Slavenoun

One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders to something.

‘a slave to passion, to strong drink, or to ambition’;

Slatenoun

(countable) A record of money owed.

‘Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.’;

Slavenoun

An abject person; a wretch.

‘Art thou the slave that with thy breath hast kill'd/ Mine innocent child? Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing.’;

Slatenoun

A list of affiliated candidates for an election.

‘Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.’;

Slavenoun

A submissive partner in a BDSM relationship who (consensually) submits to (sexually and/or personally) serving one or more masters or mistresses.

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Slatenoun

An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.

Slavenoun

A person who is forced against their will to perform, for another person or group, sexual acts or services on a regular or continuing basis.

Slatenoun

A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slavenoun

(engineering) A device that is controlled by another device.

Slateadjective

Having the bluish-grey/gray colour of slate.

Slaveverb

(intransitive) To work hard.

‘I was slaving all day over a hot stove.’;

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Slateverb

(transitive) To cover with slate.

‘The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.’;

Slaveverb

(transitive) To enslave.

Slateverb

To criticise harshly.

‘The play was slated by the critics.’;

Slaveverb

(transitive) To place a device under the control of another.

‘to slave a hard disk’;

Slateverb

To schedule.

‘The election was slated for November 2nd.’;

Slavenoun

See Slav.

Slateverb

To anticipate or strongly expect.

‘The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.’;

Slavenoun

A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another.

‘Art thou our slave,Our captive, at the public mill our drudge?’;

Slateverb

To set a dog upon (a person).

Slavenoun

One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.

Slatenoun

An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

Slavenoun

A drudge; one who labors like a slave.

Slatenoun

Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

Slavenoun

An abject person; a wretch.

Slatenoun

A prepared piece of such stone.

Slaveverb

To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.

Slatenoun

An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

Slaveverb

To enslave.

Slatenoun

A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slavenoun

a person who is owned by someone

Slatenoun

A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.

Slavenoun

someone who works as hard as a slave

Slateverb

To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

Slavenoun

someone entirely dominated by some influence or person;

‘a slave to fashion’; ‘a slave to cocaine’; ‘his mother was his abject slave’;

Slateverb

To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

Slaveverb

work very hard, like a slave

Slateverb

To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

Slaveadjective

held in servitude;

‘he was born of slave parents’;

Slatenoun

(formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

Slatenoun

thin layers of rock used for roofing

Slatenoun

a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

Slatenoun

a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices

Slateverb

designate or schedule;

‘He slated his talk for 9 AM’; ‘She was slated to be his successor’;

Slateverb

enter on a list or slate for an election;

‘He was slated for borough president’;

Slateverb

cover with slate;

‘slate the roof’;

Slate

Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock.

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