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with a clean slate

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a list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party

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to enter on a schedule

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(formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

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thin layers of rock used for roofing

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

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

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designate or schedule

enter on a list or slate for an election

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cover with slate

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References in classic literature ?
Write that down,' the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
Hester Dethridge, perfectly unmoved, wrote her justification on her slate, in two stiff sentences: "I had no orders
She bowed her head again, in acknowledgment of the sentence pronounced on her--dropped her slate at her side--turned about--and left the room.
So Phebe sat demurely in her place while her new teacher laid forth books and slates, a pretty inkstand and a little globe; hastily tore a bit off her big sponge, sharpened pencils with more energy than skill, and when all was ready gave a prance of satisfaction that set the pupil laughing.
The first thing referred to by the sheriff was the diagram of a compass, cut in one corner of the slate for permanent use.
I will buy you a slate for your own affairs, Benjamin,” said the sheriff; “I don’t like to have the journal marked over in this manner.
I’ve known a smart chase, and a fight at the tail of it”, where less has been logged than I’ve got on that there slate.
When school went out Anne marched to her desk, ostentatiously took out everything therein, books and writing tablet, pen and ink, testament and arithmetic, and piled them neatly on her cracked slate.
Phillips was back in the corner explaining a problem in algebra to Prissy Andrews and the rest of the scholars were doing pretty much as they pleased eating green apples, whispering, drawing pictures on their slates, and driving crickets harnessed to strings, up and down aisle.
And he slid out of reach without another word, leaving me to shudder alike at his levity and his peril; nor could I follow him very far by the wan light of the April stars; but I saw his forearms resting a moment in the spout that ran around the tower, between bricks and slates, on the level of the floor; and I had another dim glimpse of him lower still, on the eaves over the very room that we had ransacked.
I ventured further, till I could overlook the lawns: they lay like clean slates in the starlight: there was no sign of living thing nearer than the house, which was still lit up, but quiet enough now.
Four trucks delivered 1,650 sheets of slate from the Kant cement and slate plant to Kok-Tash village of Jalal-Abad region on January 3.
Hamm and Slate are both single, so many wondered whether the two could be changing that soon with each other.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, illustrated, organized and presented, ""The Slate Roof Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the World's Finest Roof" is especially recommended to the attention of architects, roofers, slate roof owners, architectural consultants, architectural history buffs, and anyone involved with the roofing industry.
Former owner Alfred McAlpine received planning approval back in 2005 to start taking away slate waste from the site - securing and creating jobs at world's oldest and largest single site slate quarry.