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A bailee received some cheese and gave a receipt slating that it was to be kept at the owner's risk of loss from water.
It fell to a critic on the Westminster Gazette to do the out and out "slating."
Or, slake lime in tar, and into it dip sheets of the thickest brown paper, to be laid on in the manner of slating.
Wy, it's worth a fair six d a week jest to see 'em a slating Old Chips!
And this was all the result of the slating the press gave to Mavis Clare!
The timbers of the roof are on, and we are beginning to board it for slating.
In the next place, this ‘smart slating,’ as you call it, is the very easiest thing of achievement in the world.
At best it has been accorded lukewarm praise, and the tone of its reviews has run the gamut down to downright slating.
TRILBYANAJOSEPH BENSON GILDER & JEANNETTE LEONARD GILDER
Somebody in their papers has been slating the Dayspring properties, and there's a good deal of stock they couldn't work off.
A DAMAGED REPUTATIONHAROLD BINDLOSS
The matter of the poem is praised; the “slating” is only for the form and metres.

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