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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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Alec was evidently already won, for Rose had described the old slate and brown paper copy-book with pathetic effect, and the excellent man had not only decided to send Phebe to school long before the story was done, but reproached himself for forgetting his duty to one little girl in his love for another.
Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert's head and cracked it--slate not head--clear across.
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.
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.
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.
After that day, a day rarely passed without her drawing the hammer on her slate, and without Orlick's slouching in and standing doggedly before her, as if he knew no more than I did what to make of it.
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.
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.
and led her to the recitation platform, and made her stand there half and hour, holding the slate so everyone could see.
Planners over-ruled local legislation to use the foreign slates, which can cost as much as PS800 a crate, to the anger of local residents.
Unfading slates stay true to their name and maintain their color despite exposure to the elements.
The old slates taken from the Old Town Hall roof are being recycled for use in other construction projects.