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slate +‎ -en (forms adjectives indicating composition from nouns denoting materials)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsleɪtən/, [ˈsleɪtn̩]

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slaten (not comparable)

  1. (literary) Made of slate.
    • 1860 October, The Knickerbocker LVI, № 4, “Remembrances; Somewhat of an Allegory”, page 368:
      It is twilight time: the sun has gone away over the hill, and has left only crimson clouds for his rising token. Sitting down on the slaten rock, and looking westward, I said: ‘It will be fair to-morrow.’ Then, close by me, some one said: ‘Fair, to-morrow.’
    • ibidem, page 369:
      Then she floated away and left me lying on the slaten rock.

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slaten

  1. plural of sultan