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Things slaty often describes (“slaty ________”)
cleavage, rock, structure, rocks, grey, blue, shale, sandstone, limestone, stone, brown, clay, colour, color, texture, coal, shales, gray, fracture, hue, sky, schist, coherents, formation, character, appearance, beds, material, schists, eyes, strata, tint, soil, marl, gravel, gneiss, taconite, sandstones, kind, stones, granite, crystalline, variety, matrix, purple, discoloration, clouds, ridge, sea, bed, substance, tinge, crystallines, quartzite, background, bottom, argillite, layers, limestones, hills, cloud, stubborn'd, shade, roof, mudstone, backed, stratum, bands, clays, mass, pigmentation, fragments, sheets, soils, bases, masses, plumage, darkness, paste, coloration, partings, junco, females, hillside, blackness, laminae, phyllites, violet

Descriptive words:
dark, more, thin, curved, straight, fracture, above, gross, uniform, principal, somewhat, pale, blue, upper, little, less, black, former, iris, dull, bluish, present, lower, nape, hard, massive, structure, numerous, mandible, thick, granular, soft, grained, very

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