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s lay ting

  • n  thin layers of rock used for roofing
  • n  a severely critical attack
    the reviewers gave his book a sound slating
  • n  the act of laying slates for a roof
  • v  designate or schedule
  • v  enter on a list or slate for an election
  • v  cover with slate
  • v  equip or bar with slats
  • v  close the slats of (windows)

  • A built-in scene recorder would eliminate the slovenly "slating" processphotographing the number of each scene, whacking two boards together to mark the end and beginning of the .
  • There's more to it than semantics: slating the deal as a merger bypasses the need to pay shareholder premiums, as would happen in a takeover.
  • While roundly slating the Motherland for its handling of the war, while turning ever more hopeful eyes to Washington, Australia has nevertheless bent her back to the Empire .

  • Dean Richards in
    I find it very disturbing that players are coming out and slating Brian,said Richards, who won 48 England caps. "It's absolutely disgraceful. These guys should never play for England again. Everybody has reasons on occasion to criticise...
  • Shilpa Shetty in (blog)
    Shoot's been hectic, a marathon schedule in Nasik after which we'll move to Kuala Lumpur. Shaping up very well, very impressed with Sarath's vision and his grasp of the medium is commendable,Shilpa writes. "He's slating to showcase it in...
  • Dannii Minogue in Digital Spy
    It's tough being the new girl,Dannii told The Sun. "The hardest thing is, I really admire them. I've looked up to them for years and I wanted to be part of that gang. But when they're slating you, you think, 'Please don't, I really like...

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