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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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exclaimed the stranger; 'it is our nature to desire a monument, be it slate or marble, or a pillar of granite, or a glorious memory in the universal heart of man.
Since his appointment to the office of sheriff and his consequent absences from home, he had employed Benjamin to make memoranda on a slate, of whatever might be thought worth remembering, which, on his return, were regularly transferred to the journal with proper notations of the time, manner, and other little particulars.
The little old woman took the slate from her nose, and having read the words on it, asked, "Is your name Dorothy, my dear?
On their looking at one another, not knowing what to say, he takes the slate once more and writes "My Lady.
That slate tower bang over the porch, with the dormer windows and the iron railing and flagstaff atop makes us a present of the period.
Everything struck your eye at once: the carved gable, the pointed roof, the turrets suspended at the angles of the walls; the stone pyramids of the eleventh century, the slate obelisks of the fifteenth; the round, bare tower of the donjon keep; the square and fretted tower of the church; the great and the little, the massive and the aerial.
It is entirely devoid of hair and is of a dark slate colour and exceedingly smooth and glossy.
She had sometimes taken pupils in a peripatetic fashion, making them follow her about in the kitchen with their book or slate.
The other boys thought this awfully interesting, and insisted on joining, and they made slates for themselves, and sat round the table, writing and thinking hard about the questions she had written on another slate and passed round.
I've loved you ever since that day you broke your slate over my head in school.
A broken slate that had blown off the roof, an inch or two of pencil, an old almanac for a reader, several bits of brown or yellow paper ironed smoothly and sewn together for a copy-book, and the copies sundry receipts written in Aunt Plenty's neat hand.
But Ruby Gillis says she saw him writing something on her slate and when Prissy read it she blushed as red as a beet and giggled; and Ruby Gillis says she doesn't believe it had anything to do with the lesson.
And while Cecily sat thus, diligently working a fraction sum on her slate, that base Cyrus asked permission to go out, having previously borrowed a pair of scissors from one of the big girls who did fancy work at the noon recess.
A slate and pencil hung at her side, which she used for making such replies as were not to be expressed by a gesture or by a motion of the head.
The harbour consists of a fine piece of water half surrounded by low rounded mountains of clay- slate, which are covered to the water's edge by one dense gloomy forest.