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 Slate Club (A).Slating (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slate One (To).
 
To criticise, expose in print, show up, reprove. A scholastic term. Rebellious and idle boys are slated, that is, their names are set down on a slate to expose their offence, and some punishment is generally awarded.   1
       
“The journalists there lead each other a dance.
If one man slates’ another for what he has done,
It is pistols for two, and then coffin for one.”
       
Punch (The Pugnacious Penmen), 1885.
 


 Slate Club (A).Slating (A). 

 
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