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 Slate One (To).Slave (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slating (A).
 
A slashing review.   1
        “He cut it up root and branch… . He gave it what he technically styled ‘a slating’; and as he threw down his pen … he muttered, ‘I think I’ve pretty well settled that dunce’s business.”—The World, February 24th, 1892, p. 24.
 


 Slate One (To).Slave (1 syl.). 

 
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