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slating

Definitions of slating
  1. noun
    thin layers of rock used for roofing
    synonyms: slate
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    type of:
    roofing material
    building material used in constructing roofs
  2. noun
    the act of laying slates for a roof
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    type of:
    roofing
    the craft of a roofer
  3. noun
    a severely critical attack
    “the reviewers gave his book a sound slating
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    type of:
    criticism, unfavorable judgment
    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
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